After the run of three downland courses, it’s now time for woodland

Catherine Harker
Catherine Harker

The fourth cross country race of the 2013/14 East Sussex Sunday Cross Country League season was held at Snape Wood in Wadhurst on Sunday

This is the start of the woodland-dominated cross country courses, after the three downland courses experienced during the first half of the season.

With plenty of hills and plenty of mud this was a ‘proper’ cross country course.

It was a cold but dry morning which greeted the 139 runners at the start.

The start was uphill up a gravel track but soon this gave way to heavy mud as the runners left the main track to follow the course through the woods. The combined Uckfield/Heathield team finished fourth behind Lewes, Hailsham and Crowbourgh/Wadhurst.

Running from Uckfield were: Ryan West 41.29, Graham West 43.13, Jason Hillier 43.57, Catherine Harker 49.00 (pictured), Tanya Edmondson 53.29 and Peter Wilkes 54.18.

For further information on Uckfield Runners visit www.uckfieldrunners.org.uk

If you are a beginner or non-runner Uckfield Runners are starting a weekly beginners group on Thursday evenings from February 7.

See the club website for further details.

See page 66 for news from Lewes Athletics Club at the Snape Wood cross country.