Wins for Notts AC males and Coventry girls in Midlands Relays


Sutton Park close to Birmingham noticed some top of the range street racing on Saturday for the Midland Counties males’s 12-stage and ladies’s 6-stage occasions

Coventry Godiva gained the ladies’s occasion for the primary time after overhauling Metropolis of Stoke, who had constructed up a 42-second lead mid-race courtesy of Midland cross-country champion Katie Holt’s quickest lengthy leg, Martin Duff reviews.

Coventry’s Sian Rainsley adopted Holt’s 29:03 residence on stage three of the ladies’s race and her 29:32 was second better of the race. They then pulled out the entire stops as this was solely triathlete Rainsley’s second race in 5 years and, for his or her first win right here, they rounded off with former double English Faculties 800m champion and junior worldwide Rowena Cole.

Now aged 30, this was Cole’s first street run since this race 5 years earlier, with solely the odd 400m outing since then. “However I needed to assist as we had a robust staff,” she mentioned.

Earlier winners Charnwood had been a distant fifth behind Wolverhampton however had two of the highest three quickest quick levels.

It was the 2014 European cross-country champion Gemma Metal who took the medal with 17:17. Crew-mate Sophie Coldwell was third finest behind Birchfield’s Chloe Richardson.

Notts AC took the boys’s 12-stage occasion for the primary time since 2015 after main from the time that high veteran Alastair Watson gave them the lead on stage two.

The eventual winners then carved out a two-minute lead by the top of the 4 lengthy levels. It was then pulled again considerably by Bristol’s Jack Millar on stage six and William Parkin earlier than Freddie Hessian actually opened issues out for them on stage 9. The Notts lead then stretched to greater than three minutes earlier than 53-year-old Tim Hartley cruised spherical on the glory leg for a snug victory.

Bristol, winners for the previous three championships, saved up the strain for second, whereas Birchfield, who had Omar Ahmed quickest on the lengthy stage with 25:30, took third forward of recent outfit Western Tempo.

Males (4×5.38M, adopted by 8×3.16M):
1 Notts 3:56:56; 2 Bristol & W 3:58:34; 3 Birchfield 4:00:36

Notts win the boys’s Midlands 12-stage relays (Martin Duff)

Quickest Lengthy: O Ahmed (Bir) 25:30; G Beardmore (Worc) 26:18; A Watson 26:31

Quickest Brief: F Hassan (Notts) 15:09; Ok Taylor (B&W) 15:11; L Duffy (Mansf) 15:14

Ladies (1×5.38M, 1×3.16M, 1×5.38M, 3×3.16M): </sturdy
1 Coventry G 2:16:50; 2 Stoke 2:18:10; 3 Birchfield 2:18:41

Rowena Cole anchors Coventry to victory (Martin Duff)

Quickest Lengthy: Ok Holt (Stoke) 29:03; S Rainsley (Cov G) 29:32; E Types (Nun) 30:37

Quickest lengthy leg Katie Holt (Martin Duff)

Quickest Brief: G Metal (Charn) 17:17; C Richardson (Bir) 17:25; S Coldwell (Charn) 17:36

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