Thursday, 25 February 2010

Scottish National XC Championships, Callendar Park, Falkirk

The end of the XC season was marked with the grande finale, the Scottish Cross Country Champs in Callendar Park in Falkirk. This was my first running of the event, and what a great day it was. Great weather, great club atmosphere and a really good course. 2 laps (3 for the boys!) of ups and downs, mud and trail. It made for a varied route, but felt somewhat easier than the recent Borders race! I set off at what I felt was a comfortable pace and was up higher in the field than I expected. Ran some of the way with fellow CAACer Gillian, but she was too strong for me on the 2nd lap. Other CAAC ladies were Megan, Kerry and Jillian, and we managed 8th team which was a great effort! Really helped having the fellow club cheers along the route complete with cow bells! Felt like a Winter Olympics event!
Distance: 8km
Position: 52nd
Time: 32mins 31sec

Winner of the women's event was Freya Murray, clearly in a league of her own!

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