Surrey League Ladies Cross Country
16th Jan 2011 Posted in: Sport 0

After getting my regular Saturday morning run done and dusted I headed over to Ham Lands, which sits between Richmond and Kingston to get some shots and support friends at the Surrey League Ladies cross country race.  Over 160 women ran the course of around five miles within the Ham Lands Nature Reserve.  We’ve had plenty of recent rain so the ground was very soft and muddy in places which meant that I needed to track down the biggest and muddiest puddle I could find – not because I’m evil – because it often makes for a good photograph!

After slipping and sliding around the course on my bike as I rode the course I found the perfect spot – it was also pretty far from the start so my support would surely be welcoming in an otherwise quiet part of course!

A few minutes after midday the leaders came into sight and the lead group of three were absolutely flying.  Shortly afterwards the rest of the runners starting streaming through.

Although I was right by a big muddy puddle almost everyone was able to just squeeze around the edge of it – but not everyone.

All in all a great competitive race on what I’ve been told is a fairly uninspiring flat cross country course.

A full set of photos that I took can be found online now.

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