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The Holly Run incorporating SCVAC XC championships 2009

Despite heavy snow causing havoc throughout parts of Kent in recent days, two hardy Invicta runners braved the roads & headed off for The Holly Run incorporating the Southern Counties Vets AC cross country championships.


Vicky Talbot Rosner raced 2.5 miles in the F45 and Tim Sutton 5 miles in the M40s.


Conditions underfoot were mixed with heavy snow, rutted & sticky mud patches, with a long climb up to the top of the hill, which had magnificant views over the Sussex Downs, for a short flat respite, before plummeting down what felt like Surrey's own ski mountain! Vicky had a small lap followed by a large, always smiling, she thoroughly enjoyed the race but wishes she'd worked a little harder, with less chatting, as she lost the FV45 gold by only 10secs!


Tim's race was 3 large laps - a steady first lap & careful descent down the mountain (!!!) confidence grew over the remaining two laps & he held his position, not talking to anybody, he took V40 gold by 20sec.

Report by Tim Sutton