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The WOC Middle Distance is a tough technical race

The Middle distance is a tough technical race and this year's World Championships final was no exception. The forest was in high quality; rough; rocky and tough terrain making it hard going for all runners. Great Britain qualified 5 out of 6 runners for the final. The placings in the final were Ralph Street (19th); Megan Carter Davies (21st); Jo Shepherd (24th); Cat Taylor (27th) and Peter Hodkinson (31st).

Megan Carter Davies
"This wasn't quite the beautiful Norwegian forest that I was expecting! It was relentless through the tough undergrowth, brashings and young trees, and the sudden speed changes on the golf course sections. I’m a bit disappointed - I made a lot of mistakes but at the same time I’m glad I corrected them reasonably quickly and kept fighting hard the whole way."

Ralph Street
"I didn't have a disaster but it was a below average race performance for me. I am disappointed."

Peter Hodkinson
"I enjoyed the race in top quality terrain. I set a high target for myself but unfortunately fell short. Mistakes are punished harshly at this level. I’m now fully focused on doing my job at the main event of the week."

GB Jo Shepherd
GB Peter Hodkinson
Competitors digging deep
GB Ralph Street
GB Megan Carter Davies
GB Jo Shepherd
GB Cat Taylor

Photo credits:  Rob Lines

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