"Last but not Least" took on a great meaning at Royston in at the end of this years
Cross Country season - it was the 25th March and the Vets Cross Country Champs.
There was a great turn out and a number of men and women. It was the most mad
Course with incredible uphills and downhills. In this world filled with inequality the
Men had to do a few more laps than the women did.
It was at least not very muddy - those hills would have been even harder than they already were. There were loads of medals, both individual and team. Jenifer Armson was trying out her legs after a lengthy rehab from an operation and she stormed off and took the gold medal in her category, Sophie Barnard not far behind. They came in 1st and 2nd women.
Nathan Pask was 1st in the men's race.
There were Team medals for the M35 team - who got silver. (Pask, Dmitrzak, Braine and Byrne)
The F45 Team were gold medal winners - no great surprise with Barnard, Michelle Ford and Louise Hinshelwood in the team.
Finally, last but not least, the F35 team won Gold, with Armson, Laura Fairbanks in her first EVER Cross Country race and Amanda Logan. Amanda was last overall in the race. She was steady and she got to the end.
If Amanda hadn't been there - there would be no team, no team - no medals. So it just goes to show. It doesn't matter how fast you are - taking part matters. Everyone who runs gets points.
So if you are wondering if you are "good enough" for Summer League - think no more - every point counts and everyone gets points for running. Last year we won but only by a few points - so everyone who came made a difference. This year we need you - you don't have to race if you don't want to - and there is cake.