Who are the speediest cross-country runners this year in the London student population?
This question has been put to rest after the final LUCA London Cross-country League race for the season. Full results are posted here.
The race, held at Bushy Park, took place on the 1st March 2017 and enjoyed a good turn-out of athletes from across the LUCA member clubs. It was agreed beforehand that the men and women’s races would be the same distance, which was set to 5km as a speed challenge for the cross-country runners.
Students raced well on the flat and relatively mud-less course, leading to an abundance of quick times. In the women’s results, Lily Coward of St Mary’s paced the race well to finish first with a time of 17:17; followed by Hannah Viner of King’s, then Emma Dixon of RVC. In the men’s race, the top three finishers were Ellis Cross, Dan Jarvis & Emile Cairess; all of St Mary’s, as were 9 of the top 10 places.
Meanwhile, for the team results, St Mary’s dominated on their home ground, with both their women’s and men’s A teams coming first. In the women’s, they were followed by UCL then St Mary’s II, whilst in the men’s, the St Mary’s II and III teams were in second and third place, respectively.
The awards ceremony was held after the race at St Mary’s Union.
Final results from across the series were:
Individual men’s top 6:
- Duncan Tomlin, UL
- Charlie Haywood, UCL
- Luke Prior, St Mary’s
- Euan Campbell, St Mary’s
- John Cove, Brunel
- Gabriel Kay, Brunel
Individual women’s top 6:
- Emma Dixon, Royal Veterinary College
- Emma Butcher, UCL
- Katie Olding, Imperial
- Rebecca Johnson, UCL
- Caitlin McIlwain, LSE
- Katie Astin, St Mary’s
Top 3 men’s teams:
- St Mary’s
- St Mary’s II
Top 3 women’s teams:
- St Mary’s
Congratulations to all the athletes who competed in the cross-countries this season. We look forward to seeing you in track season. Check out the fixtures and information here – the first track fixture will be on March 18th at St Mary’s home-ground in Twickenham. Entries are open now so check out the full fixture list for more information on how to enter & the provisional timetable.