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CLC Striders impress in final Gloucestershire Cross-Country League meeting

By Sportsnews  |  Posted: February 07, 2013

Liza Barry, from CLC Striders

Liza Barry, from CLC Striders

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The CLC Striders' cross-country team competed in the fourth and final Gloucestershire league fixture of the season at a muddy Plock Court in Gloucester. Conditions were heavy going for the ladies as they fought for positions in the Gloucestershire Cross-Country League.

The first scorer in the women's team was Liza Barry who ran strongly to finish in ninth position in a time of 28 minutes and 15 seconds.

Barry, who had worked hard all season, ended up third senior lady in the overall standings.

Second scorer was Trish Woods whose gritty performance earned her 16th place in a time of 29.34.

Final scorer in the women's A team was Alice Johnson, who despite the lack of recent training, ran well to finish in 18th place in a time of 29.55.

The women were third on the day.

The B team put in a good performance to finish 12th overall and second B team on the day.

Amanda Steer ran well to finish in 20th place. She was backed-up by fellow team-mates Amelia Mullins in a fine 44th place and Beckie Boulton in 60th place.

Steer also claimed a silver medal for being second place LV40 in the overall season standings.

The men also put in some fine performances on the churned-up course. First scorer in the men's team was club captain, Chris Driskell.

Driskell set an early fast pace to finish in 20th place in a time of 35.05. Second scorer was new club member Andrew Jones who, in his debut cross country race, ran well to claim 24th place.

Dave Smeath also found a return to form, finishing in 31st place (35.57).

The team was completed by Jon Howes (65th place), Rich Shardlow (72nd place) and JJ Wilson (86th place) who all put in strong performances.

Other solid runs came from Phil Jowett in 90th place, who is just getting back into cross country, Andrew Paterson in 118th place and the continually improving Duncan Kay in 139th place.

Damian Cuke had to pull-up early due to injury.

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