Sunday, 6 December 2009

West District Cross Country

5th December 2009

Photos: men's race | women's race

Men's results | Women's results

It's been several weeks I've felt ill with sinusitis, so I missed running the West Districts at Irvine Moor, electing instead to take a few photos.

Both senior races went right down to the wire. In the women's event the early group of 5 or 6 runners was whittled down to 2 by halfway around the 2nd lap with Springburn's Danielle Brown poised on the shoulder of Glasgow AC's Nicola Hood patiently waiting to make her move until the finishing straight, and clinching the win by a single second.

The men's race was even closer with less than a second separating the first 2 athletes. Shettleston's Eritrean duo of Tsegai Tewelde and Teweldeberhan Mengisteab both crossed the line in an equal time of 30:24 for the 9.8km route. The 2 athletes had run the final lap pace for pace with less than a stride length separating them, and neither athlete altered their step as they appeared to jog into the finishing funnel, making it all look very easy!


Johnston said...

Sorry to hear that you're feeling so down. I spent a lot of time out of action in 2008 so I have some idea how it feels. Just rest up and look after yourself, and hopefully you'll be better soon.

Best wishes,


Chris said...

Thanks Johnston,
It's not often I'm ill and out of action for this length of time. I'll need to use the time to plot a few longer term objectives for 2010...