So far it had been a superb performance from the men in Division 4 of the 2XU Cross Country League. 25 male runners took part at Nork Park which I am pretty sure is a club record, we had 1st and 2nd place overall and our top 10 runners were all in the top 20. This season we have joined forces with Sutton and District AC so that their adult runners can take part in the adult races for Sutton Runners and our junior runners (Billy Challis) can run for S&D. With this strength in depth not surprisingly our men’s team came 1st overall with a huge margin over the 2nd placed team. At Richmond Park our ladies team all did very well despite missing a few regulars and finished an excellent 10th of the 37 teams that took part.
Despite travelling to one of the furthest points in Surrey on a very cold afternoon, Sutton Runners took 13 men and won their Division 4 Match again and have a very healthy lead at the top of the table after 3 events.
The highlight of the weekend was our club championships at the Cabbage Patch 10 where we had 48 runners taking part, with Luis and Gina becoming the Mens and Ladies champions, Luis for the third year in a row.
On 12th December, 62 Sutton Runners took off their running shoes and got dressed up for a three course meal, plenty of wine and some dancing at The Treasury in Sutton high street.
It was a great evening out and the food was pretty damn good for the price (£11.99!) A lovely way for the runners to get together and chat to other members they might not usually get to talk to in other groups.