The conditions were perfect for great performances on the hills of Mitcham Common. The sun was out, the terrain was not too wet or hard, and the competition was fierce. Ladies completed two 3km laps, while the men had 3 laps to run.
On the ladies side, Royal Veterinary College (RVC) put on a show and won the race. Emma Dixon took the lead straight away and came home 1 minute 30 seconds clear of the field in 21:36, followed by Louise Nash of St Mary’s in 23:07, and in third place was RVC again, with Eleanor Harrison in 23:20. Even with the achievements of RVC though, St Mary’s kept their overall team first place, in front of Brunel who remained second, whilst UCL overtook Imperial for third place.
The men had a well-represented race with Paulos Surafel of Saint Mary’s in first with 28:58, followed closely by Duncan Tomlin of UL in 29:12 and Charlie Haywood running for UCL in 29:21. The team standings did not change, leaving St Mary’s in first, St Mary’s II in second and UCL third.
While remaining highly competitive, the LCL races have also seen many new cross-country runners coming along to experience the atmosphere. Everyone is encouraged to come to the remaining races and support their team, especially as there is still all to play for in the series.
The full results can be found here http://www.london-athletics.com/results/lcl/current-xc-results/