The first race XC race of the season was the North Midlands XC race at Markeaton Park in Derby. This North Midlands league is a competitive league with several races across the season. Earlier this month, on the 10th October, about 30 people travelled by coach to Derby for our first event, including lots of newcomers which was great to see. The women’s race was over a 6km course and the men’s race was over a 10km course.
There were some great performances for a debut XC race especially from the girls, with Aubree Piepmeier (5th), Aoife Thorogood (9th) and Chloe Bird (14th) which secured the 1st team place for the girls. The men produced some strong performances also with Jack Millar (28th), Andy Watt (44th) and Daniel Leng (49th). Well done to everyone that competed, it was a really promising start to the season and a great day out!