Congratulations to everyone who toed the line for the South Of The Thames XC Championships on the Saturday just gone in Beckenham Place Park.

Our total of 7 finishers was our highest for many years and ensured that we got a 6 to score, who are hopefully due a high finish in the team category. The results are still being finalised but the finishing positions were confirmed with the tokens given out at the end of the race, although there was no need to clarify any finishing position for Ross Braden as he comfortably charged to 2nd despite being deep into marathon training for Seville.

Micah Evans backed him in 18th to (provisionally) claim the V40 age group medal – something that’s he developing a fine habit of achieving. Dan Kennedy was next home in a solid 26th place for his best finish at the event, Luca Ercolani backed him up in a strong 50th place, and Darren Corneille survived a brave initial challenge to Micah for the V40 crown to follow on in 57th.

David Adams flew past several opponents in the finishing straight for an impressive 65th place to complete the 6 to score, and Steve Hough put his training camp in Lanzarote to good use to bookend the team in 103rd out of 187 male competitors