Stourbridge Running Club took part in the Midlands League Cross Country on Saturday. The Ladies took on an 8k course at Aldersley Stadium with Chloe Pearson first back in 25.28. Phoebe Packham in 26.49, Grace Allen in 27.44 & Andrea Evans in 33.56 completed the team.

The men took on a 10k course at Aldridge Airport with Rob Colman back home first for Stourbridge in 42.58. Adam Crompton finished in 44.17, Rob Woodward in 45.55, James Bellamy in 47.17, Alastair Mcintosh in 50.57 and Tim Lloydlangston in 55.34.


At the Leicester Half Marathon Chris Ashcroft took on a windy course and achieved a PB in 1.36.29 and  Jon Taylor finished in 1.54.10.

Cross Country Season continued this weekend for Stourbridge Running Club. The men's 10k race took part at Droitwich High School where Shaun Osborne was first back for Stourbridge in 42.55. Rob Colman completed the course in 43.26 followed by Adam Crompton in 44.57, James Bellamy in 46.27, Rob Woodward in 46.28 and Paul Bradley in 56.56.

In the Ladies 8k race at Cofton Park, team Captain Grace Allen was first back for Stourbridge in 29.34, followed by Phoebe Packham in 30.17. Ann Kite ran her first cross country in 33.49 and Natalie Dellar finished in 39.47.

Richard Lowther took part in the Sneyd Christmas Pudding Run. This event was re-arranged due to snow in early December and Richard finished 14th in 1.05.46.

Stourbridge Running Club had a good turn-out at the local Suicide 6 on Sunday. Held in Baggeridge Country Park, runners took on a 6 mile, multi-terrain course that included stream crossings, tough hills and the infamous Jacob's Ladder. Steve Burch was first back for Stourbridge in 48.00, followed by Rob Woodward in 48.17, Neal Woolhouse in 49.32, Bob Hopkins in 53.35, Paul Bradley and Helen Evans finished together in 57.08, Jon Taylor in 57.21 and Norman Smith in 1.09.25.

At the Gloucester 10k, Mark Lawton finished in 47.43.

Stourbridge Running Club had good performances at the Worcestershire and Warwickshire Cross Country Championships held at Warley Woods. The ladies did particularly well, gaining 3rd place team and Chloe Person's performance gaining her an invite to the inter cross country championships in March. Times for the 8k course were: Chloe Pearson 25.07, Grace Allen 26.20, Phoebe Peckham 26.37, Lara Pentreath 26.57 and Natalie Dellar 35.37.

In the men's 10k course, Rob Taylor was first home for Stourbridge in 39.42, followed by Rob Colman 40.04, Richard Lowther 40.34, James Bellamy and Adam Crompton 42.23, Rob Woodward 42.49, Chris Ashcroft 44.44, Keith Spokes 49.44, Paul Bradley 52.55 and Jon Taylor 53.47.

At the Telford 10k Trevor Osborne finished in 37.25, Pete Walters 37.57 and Ray Selwood 51.13.

Stourbridge Running Club members spent another Saturday afternoon partaking in the joys of Cross Country.

At Coundon Park in Coventry, the Ladies took part in Midland Women's League Division 2 and were represented by team Captain Grace Allen finishing in 29.58, followed by Phoebe Packham in 30.10, Lara Pentreath in 30.47, Dawn Nagle in 32.14, Joan Clarke in 34.10 and Natalie Dellar in 39.42.

At Plock Court in Gloucester, the men's team raced in the Birmingham Cross Country League Division 3 and also had six runners out. First back for Stourbridge was Shaun Osborne in 35.07, followed by Pete Walters in 37.15, Rob Colman in 38.29, Rob Taylor in 38.36, James Bellamy in 41.14 and Rob Woodward in 41.32.