A strong turnout from RPAC at the Nonsuch Park MABAC event saw us rise to third position in the league behind Dorking and Wimbledon Windmilers. This is the highest position we have held in the league since we joined in, I think, 2017.
A team of 25 seniors and 1 junior travelled to Nonsuch to run what was in places a very boggy course.
Left to right: Juliette Stern, Debbie Robinson, Melanie Fulton-Bell, Ruth Willis, Euan Willis (hiding behind his Mum), Gillian O'Regan, Toby Kent, Adrian Grant, Alice Tritton-Smith, John Masterson with Peter Luxton hidden behind him, Ian Edmonds, Andrew Patrick, Philippa Drysdale, Lisa Ashley (in yellow shirt), Sharon Miller, Lisa Payn, Frank O'Regan, Paul Sapsard, Ben Stanton, Malcolm Woodman (half hidden), Victoria Stammars hidden by Jake Boud although you can see her leggings and Ian Stammars. Missing from the photo are Mike Pocock and Elaine Reddyhoff.
This is probably the flattest of the races in the league and generally produces some fast times. RPAC athletes took 3 of the top 10 spots with Andrew Reeves finishing in third place, Frank O'Regan in seventh and Ben Stanton in eighth. Bethany Higgins was the first RPAC lady home in 31st place. In the junior race (1 lap of the course) Euan Willis won by a country mile finishing some 4½ minutes ahead of the next placed runner; in fact Euan also beat the first placed senior 1 lap runner by a similar time. We scored the second highest number of points on the day after Dorking.
Here are some action shots - apologies to those of you who I missed - some of you were moving so quickly that my photos are very blurred!
Frank O'Regan, John Masterson in the RPAC vest for the first time and Bethany Higgins
Ruth Willis, Mike Pocock and Jake Boud
Alice Tritton-Smith leading Andrew Patrick, Steve Watkins, Annette with Paul Sapsard following
Paul Sapsard, Peter Luxton and Gillian O'Regan
Malcolm Woodman, Juliette Stern leading Mel Fulton-Bell and Lisa Payn
Ian Edmonds, Debbie Robinson and Adrian Grant
Elain Reddyhoff and Victoria Stammars