The area has had little in the month leading up to the event providing prisitne underfoot running conditions, whilst the day itself was cool with a light breeze.
In the Womens elite, Tessa Strain (EUOC) took the win in a time of 1:19:37 on the 9km course, three and a half minutes in front of Megan Carter-Davies (MWOC). Anastasia Trubkina (FVO) was a further five minutes back.
In the Mens Elite Graham Gristwood (FVO) took his 4th Senior title in a row in a time of 1:38:50 on a 15km course. He was clear of Alasdair McLeod (CLYDE) by nearly five minutes and ahead of Peter Bray (MDOC) in third by over ten minutes – an outstanding run. A full list of results can be found here.
The next day the 2017 British Relay Championships were held in the neighbouring area of Summer House Knott on a gloriously sunny day.
The Womens race was won by an Edinburgh University team consisitng of Fay Walsh, Sarah Jones and Tessa Strain. They were two minutes clear of a Southern Navigators team consisting of Sarah Rollins, Ruth Holmes and Alice Leake with Grace Molloy, Lizzie Stansfield and Fanni Gyurko from FVO a further minute behind.
Item posted on behalf of Richard Tiley, British Orienteering Championships 2017 Co-ordinator.