Vets XC and the Welwyn Half Marathon
For the first time in many years Stevenage and North Herts A.C. had a men’s team in the Veteran County Cross Country Championships at Trent Park on Sunday morning. Racing over an 8 km course first home was Martin Reed (40th in a time of 39.10 minutes). He was followed home by Trevor Mason (43rd in 39.25 minutes) with Paul Pickard (39 minutes 53 seconds) one place behind him. Completing the quartet was Tony Carolan (49th in 43 minutes 10 seconds). Overall, the team came in 5th place, a good result after such a long absence from the competition.
At the same time Emma Mead was smashing her half marathon personal best at the Welwyn Half Marathon. She finished in a time of 1 hour 57 minutes.