The frozen ground made for hard running on Saturday. Another great turnout – 18 senior men, 14 senior women and Juniors well represented in some age categories. The senior women had a great day, finishing as 2nd team overall, with nearest rivals for the league championship Heaton back in 4th place. The women are now top of the league on 5 points with Heaton in 2nd on 11. By my calculations (admittedly not reliable) Heaton will have to win the next two fixtures and Tynedale finish 4th and 3rd for them to catch up. I’m sure Steph won’t be ordering the champagne yet, but it’s looking good! Maria Armstrong led Tynedale home finishing in a fine 5th place overall. the two other counters were Bev Redfern and Steph White. all three ran from the slow pack, with Maria now promoted to the medium.
The senior men didn’t have such a good day for despite great efforts at the front, they lost 2nd place in Division 2 to Low Fell. Two fixtures left to reclaim the second promotion spot. Barry Jameson was first Tynedale home, closely followed by Ian Bromley. Ronnie Coupland, Steve Hill, Andy Green and Rob Carter were the other counters.
The Junior performance of the day was probably the Under 13 boys, who finished as 2nd team on the day which keeps them at the top of the league. Matthew Jackson led them home, finishing in 4th place overall running from the fast pack – the 2nd fastest time on the day. He was followed by Callum Outerside and Max Pearson as the three counters, with Fabian Byron and Christopher Jackson not far behind. The under 15 boys did well to finish as third team, keeping them in 3rd place in the league. Fergus Robinson led them home in 4th place overall with a fine run from the fast pack. Toby Routledge and Dominic Morley also had strong runs to complete the team placings.
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