Monthly Archives: December 2016

Newplace Farm Cross Country

The cross-country season is now half-way through, after the third event on Sunday 18 December at Newplace Farm, a huge house and estate near Framfield.
It’s cross-country in its purest form. The route goes round the perimeters of fields, past a lake and through a wood to an uphill finish. While there are no big hills, it’s challenging terrain, muddy and tussocky, but nowhere near as muddy as last year.
The first man home was Peter Woodward of Crowborough Runners in 28:02, while first lady was Susan Fry of Hailsham Harriers in 31:53. The first Strider was Josh Rudd, finishing an excellent running year with 15th place in a time of 31:07. Not far behind were Luke Borland, 32:05, and Dave Dunstall, 32:39, in 24th and 30th place overall, while 40th was Scott Hitchcock in 33:12. Peter Weeks in 39:06 and Terry Ward in 41:08. Carlie Watts flew the flag for Striders ladies, finishing in 46:47 and Tom Roper brought up the rear, 189th out of 200 runners, in 52:32.