Final Individuals Standings from the Derby Runner XC League

The individual standings in the Derby Runner Cross Country League 2016/17 have been sent out, and topping the table is Hinckley’s Ben Harding who has achieved first place in the VM40 category, and also has the lowest points total overall making him the top men’s competitor in the Derby Runner league this year.

Ben Harding, who placed 2nd, 5th, 4th, 2nd and 1st in the first 5 races. (Photo by Stephen Lee)

In the Under 20s, Harry Langham and Bethan Padbury each took the 2nd place in their category. In the senior ladies competition Rebecca Gould was 3rd, and Kate Perkins was 6th.

The junior section had an excellent year with 10 members achieving final placings. Juniors coach Shawn Wilebore said: “3 podium finishes, and two in 4th place, I’ve never seen so many of our runners finish in the top 6, very well done juniors.”

Congratulations to all on a great season of XC racing.

The individuals results are decided based on the best 5 results from the first 6 races, with the final race (this Sunday) counting for the senior inter-club competition only. With one race to go, the ladies’ team is currently at the top of division 2, with a good chance of promotion following the final race. The men’s team is 7th in division 1 and the mixed team is also 7th (out of 10) in division 1.

The full tables of individual results are here: Seniors, Juniors. Full results for all races are on the 2016/17 Results Page. The results for Hinckley RC members (to be placed, must have run 5 or more races):

Year 3/4 Girls: Sophia Wrightam – 4th Place

Year 5/6 Boys: Josh Cooling – 6th Place

Year 5/6 Girls: Isabella Wrightam – 2nd Place

Year 7/8 Boys: Liam Hall – 6th Place, Alex Wilebore – 8th Place

Year 7/8 Girls: Elise Cook-Sutton – 3rd Place

Year 9/10 Boys: Fabien Faria – 2nd Place, Luke Burgess – 4th Place

Year 9/10 Girls: Chloe Burgess – 6th Place, Isobelle Wilbore – 8th Place

Under 20 Men: Harry Langham – 2nd Place

Under 20 Women: Bethan Padbury – 2nd place

Senior Men: Joe Langham – 22nd Place

Senior Women: Rebecca Gould – 3rd Place, Kate Perkins – 5th Place

Vet Men 40-44: Ben Harding – 1st Place

Hinckley Times article – 15 March 2017