South West XC Championships + SW Inter-county championships
Bicton Park, East Budleigh, Devon
Sunday 6 January 2008
Nearly 800 athletes competed in the championships. Although it is only 3 miles from the south coast, it is less than two hours by car from Bristol centre. The venue is very scenic and the course is real cross country.
Rob Bugden was very thankful to Mike Down who had to wait to pick him up from Temple Meads Station; his train was 1¼ hours late. They then had to travel via Bath which made the journey complicated and they got lost twice. It all paid off – Rob won the senior race by one second form team-mate Kevin Heywood.
B&WAC athletes, B&WAC teams and teams which finished in the first three were:
SM 1 Rob Bugden; 2 Kevin Heywood; B&WAC team 1st
U20M 1 (4) Craig Peters; 2 (10) Richard Peters
M60 3 (97) Mike Adams
SW 1 Kate Goodhead; 3 Charlotte Coffey; B&WAC team 1
U20W 1 (8) Claire Conway
U17M Avon 3rd
U15B B&WAC team 3rd
U15G 1 Naomi Speake
The complete provisional results can be found here: