Not content with road running all Summer, it appears that there are some Poly athletes who like to keep running through the wind, hail and torrential rain that Autumn and Winter usually throws at us. But it seems they got lucky on Sunday 2nd November for the Derwentwater 10, as the weather was mostly sunny with good views of the surrounding Northern Fells (if runners had the energy to look!).
Although not many Poly runners took part, those that did acquitted themselves well. Congratulations are due to William Robson-definitely someone to watch next season-as he was first U20 male in the race. Also speeding along were father and daughter, Greg and Jackie Penn. I don’t know what they have in the Penn larder and fridge but whatever it is, it’s working! Greg was first MV50 (1:01:48) and Jackie was 6th female (and possibly first U20?) in a time of 1:09:51. The evergreen Ian Richardson also deserves a mention for coming 2nd in the MV65 classification in a time of 1:16:08.
With the huge take up of cross country recently, and the anticipated 10 mile run at Brampton and also Blyth Sands 5 mile, Poly members show no sign of taking things easy over the Winter.