LAC Women win in Writtle
Loughton AC athletes had an excellent morning out at the Essex Veterans' Cross-Country Championships on Saturday 3 December, returning with both team and individual medals.
Running over a 5.2 mile course in the race for women aged 40+, Zoe Oldfield and Mary Knapman led the team home in 4th and 5th place. They were backed up superbly by Georgina Taylor and Sharon Palmer who ran strongly to the finish finishing in 33rd and 35th place respectively.
Zoe's performance made her the first finisher in her age category and therefore Essex V45 champion!
The women veterans' team gained the bonze medal in 2021 and are half way through a cross-country season in which they currently sit top of the women veterans' category in the Chingford League and are flying high in the Essex League.
There were also fine performances from the men's team with Kristian Jarvis (V40), Chris Thomas (v40), Robin Daines (V50), Jon Whitehouse (V50) and James Lambden (V60) all running well in their age categories.
Women's V40 race
4. 36:02 – Zoe Oldfield (1st V45)
5. 36:09 – Mary Knapman (4th V40)
33. 41:53 – Georgina Taylor
35. 41:56 – Sharon Palmer
Men's V40 race
28. 33:02 – Chris Thomas (11th V45)
55. 37:30 – Kristian Jarvis
Men's V50+ race
14. 34:02 – Jon Whitehouse
49. 37:00 – Robin Daines
55. 38:00 – James Lamden (12th V60)