Cross country - It's Stride and peak

PUBLISHED: 10:27 12 January 2006 | UPDATED: 20:09 28 May 2010

Ros Barker

Ros Barker

IN THE January fixture of the Run In Cross-Country League", the Saffron Striders women's team were again in top form with a comprehensive victory. They have won every one of the cross-country races this season. Ros Barker, pictured, finished second, cl

IN THE January fixture of the "Run In Cross-Country League", the Saffron Striders women's team were again in top form with a comprehensive victory. They have won every one of the cross-country races this season. Ros Barker, pictured, finished second, closely followed by team-mates Claire Waters, Clare Parry and Janet Lipski.On the testing, muddy course in Newport, the men's team failed to match the exploits of the women and could only manage third position. Despite a good turnout of 13 male runners, only Phil Robson managed to finish in the top 10.When the points system was calculated, the impressive Bishop's Stortford team snatched first place and pushed Striders into second, just ahead of Harlow in third and Ware in fourth.Saffron Striders Cross-Country results (96 competitors):Men - Phil Robson 7th 28 mins 11 secs, Chris Dodge 12th 29:02, Nick Mahoney 16th 29:29, Nigel Coates 17th 29:32, John James 23rd 30:50, Regan Willis 24th 30:54, Robert Woodward 27th 31:05Gavin Long 30th 31:50, Andy Bryant 33rd 32:10, Graham Stock 40th 33:38, Steve White 44th 34:36, Paul Waters 53rd 36:31, Paul Burgess 57th 37:08Women - Ros Barker 2nd 32 mins 52 secs, Claire Waters 3rd 33:24, Clare Parry 4th 34:20, Janet Lipski 5th 34:52, Kate Holden 15th 37:58

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