English Cross Country Relays
by Sam Dear
The English Cross Country Relays has been staged in Mansfield since 1989 and LBAC were last there in 2010 and 20011, however on both of these occasions one member of the team had somehow forgotten to put their timing chip on and so the team was disqualified, much to the annoyance of those who wore their chip! Andy must have been one who was left with a DQ next to his name as I got an almost daily reminder to wear my chip in the week leading up to event.
The relays are part of the build up to the trials at the end November to get into the GB team for the European Cross Country Championships and so there was definitely some talent around quite often has some GB athletes that you may recognise.