Sunday morning saw a glorious day for the annual running of the County cross Country race over in Ryde. Entries were down on recent years and it was disappointing that only one WWRR entered. Admittedly some of our regular runners had other commitments or injuries, but having held the men’s team trophy for the past two years this was surrendered before the race started.
The conditions on the seven mile course were gloriously wet and muddy, but the warm weather still made it enjoyable. Although now competing for IOWRRs it was good to see Paul Cameron returning from a long injury lay off. Leading from early in the race Paul ran a controlled run to finish as county champion in a time of 48.20. Representing WWRR was Simon McMorran who stayed in touch with Adam Tuck of IOWRRs for most of the race. Adam came home second in 49.02, with Simon running easily his fastest time on the course, home in third place, and first vet, in a time of 49.58, and beating his previous time by over five minutes. The team trophy was duly won by Ryde Harriers.