Round 4 of The Brooks Westward Cross Country League.
11th January 2015 - Westward Ho! Click here to view full: RACE RESULTS
CAN anyone stop Tom Merson from completing a clean sweep in the 2014/15 Brooks Westward Cross Country League?
The Exmouth-based runner made it four wins in a row to extend his unbeaten reign in yesterday’s forth fixture at Westward Ho!
Just a week after finishing runner-up in the South West Championships Merson proved too strong for the Bideford pair of Ronnie Richmond and Mark Jenkins as he claimed victory on a wind-swept day.
With just Bovey Tracy and Redruth to follow there is every chance of Merson securing all six victories – ad when was the last chance that happened?
We’ll try and find that out.
STEPH McCall hasn’t been that dominant but she followed up her win in the previous fixture at Exeter with her second success of the campaign
With her fourth in Newquay and second place in Plymouth that puts the Exeter University student, who is now coached by John Knowles, in pole position for the overall honours.
Yesterday she beat Cornwall AC’s Emma Stepto for the second successive time but in contrast to the Exeter race where she out-sprinted Stepto McCall finished over a minute clear of the field with a dominant display.
BUT I note that Emma Stepto won’t forget her trip to Westward Ho!
Via social media Stepto revealed that she lost her car keys during her warm-up and then a couple of toe nails came off during the race. Ouch!
CONGRATULATIONS to former Exeter Harrier Kara Drew, who was crowned England Athletics Combined Events champion in Sheffield yesterday.
The 24-year-old, who is now based in Sheffield ad trains with Olympic champion Jess Ennis, scored a total of 4,199 points to win the pentathlon.
That beat her previous personal best of 4,157 which she set last year when lifting the title and incorporated the following marks: 60m hurdles (8.37secs); 800 (2:21.28, an indoor PB); high jump (1.74m), long jump (5.79m) and shot (11.96m, an outright PB).