The second fixture of the Met League is usually the one where it begins to feel like the winter season. Arriving at Stanborough Park at the start of the day, despite the stunning colours of the autumn trees, and the odd puddle after Friday’s rain, you’d be forgiven for thinking it was late September, such was the sunshine and warmth. So up went the flag, and down went our bags on the groundsheet-less grass. What could possibly go wrong?
This is always a busy fixture as the numbers are swelled by runners from Cambridge. 266 women finished on Saturday and, encouragingly, eight of them were from WGEL, equalling our Claybury squad. With five to score in the second division that’s an A team and three fifths of a B. The addition of Suzanne Phillips, poorly with a chest infection, would have been the icing on the cake, but we’re more than happy to bank her strength for the hard winter yards to come. Two and a bit laps of an undulating, winding and very cambered open course, mainly dry with a few greasy parts after the overnight rain, with a few refreshing spots beginning to fall.
Results (scroll down and across)