AS well as the two golds mentioned on the blog yesterday Bristol & West AC and Westbury Harriers enjoyed further success at the British Masters Cross Country Relays at Nottingham.
“For the first time in recent history there were three ladies team competing,” said Bristol & West AC runner Clare Jolliffe, who won in the over 45s race along with Annabel Granger and Sara Everitt.
“There were a couple of club debutants and an athlete who came out of retirement for the event.”
In the over 35s race the trio of Evalina Jarbin, Lucy Wallace and Helene Represse won a superb silver plus gold in the Midland Masters Championships, which was incorporated into the event.
The over 55s team persuaded Nicky Bromhall to put on her racing shoes again and join Antonia Gooder and Christine Rose, who stepped down an age group and they competed strongly though just missed out on a medal finishing fourth.
“All nine ladies thoroughly enjoyed the day and team manager Sian Davies-Parry was over the moon with the club’s results and is already looking forward to the road relays in the spring,” added Jolliffe.
Westbury not only celebrated gold for Mike Mewse, David George and Nigel Gates in the over 65s event but also bagged a bronze in the women’s over 65s age group.
Club stalwart Marilyn Palmer joined forces with Gill Anagnostakis and Eithne Noonan (pictured right) to deliver a super consistent performance to clinch third place.
Westbury also field a team in the fiercely contested men’s over 35s race and the squad of Anthony Glover, Oli Beale, Alan Uren, Robin Phillips and Ewan Paton did really well to place seventh, having briefly flirted with the bronze medal positions.