More medals for SN at BOC 2017
after a glorious sunny weekend in Cumbria
The Lake District terrain proved a true physical and navigational challenge at the British Championships weekend.
At the individual event, on a newly extended map of High Dam, Sarah
Rollins achieved a 2nd place, close behind former GB team colleague
In the relay races on Summerhouse Knott the M60 team of Pete Jones,
Axel Blomquist and Colin Dickson retained the title they won last year, and the Womens Premier team of Sarah Rollins, Ruth Holmes and Alice Leake achieved a fine second place.
Several other teams had some good performances in the spring
sunshine, and there were more smiles than scowls at the finish. The M40
team faced some very tough competition and just missed out on the medals in 4th place. The W40 team found it even tougher and were not able to challenge for a top three place, and so finally relinquished the lovely trophy they have held for the last three years.
The Mens Short team, also defending champions, were only able to manage 8th place this time round. The junior teams were not quite able to match their strong showing at the JK a few weeks earlier, but they are showing a lot of promise and will all have gained something from the experience of competing in such tough terrain.
A fuller report will appear in the next edition of SNaggers in June. Thank you to everyone who ran in the relays, and for supporting your fellow club members vocally and enthusiastically throughout the day.