Stag Trophy – Latest Results – 2023/24
Race Two – The Calm Before the Storm
For much of Wednesday there was a lot of looking out the window and checking the forecast ahead of the run. With storm Ciaran battering the south coast, there was a distinct possibility that the Stag could be run in torrential rain. However, as it turned out, we managed to miss the worst of the weather entirely and ended up with ideal conditions.
Twenty-one runners met in Parsons Close, mostly with headtorches for the alleyway and headed off like a stream of pilot fish in their quest to be the first one up the hill in the park.
As is often they way, it was a debutante who came home first, with fifteen-year-old George Perkins making the most of a first run to come home as the clear winner. A big adjustment to his handicap will be made ahead of the December race!
Leading a pack of nineteen people in a minute was Neil Green, who beat his time from last month by nearly half a minute and now has an impressive forty-nine points from two races. There is a long way to go however…..
Matt Brooks completed the top three with another big improvement from last month as he just got home before a flurry of charging speedsters battling for the big points. James LK, Cristian, Ed and the two Wills all finished within six seconds in quick individual times.
The result of all this means that after two races, Neil is the clear leader, but he needs to keep improving to keep it that way. Cristian is second on forty-one points and Will Harding third on thirty-seven.
There’s a five week gap to the next race in December, so time for a little extra training to gain those vital points before Christmas.
The full results from Wednesday and the overall standing can be found below.
2023/24 Season Races:
- 4th October – Winner: Neil Green (25 Runners)
- 1st November – Winner: George Perkins (21 Runners)
- 6th December
- 3rd January
- 7th February
- 6th March
- 3rd April