BMAF Open Cross Country Championships
Forres, Scotland - 17/03/18
Forres Harriers hosted this year’s British Masters Open Cross Country Championships as athletes from all over Britain headed for the North of Scotland. With Scottish Pipers greeting the runners the bad weather impacting races across the country stayed away providing ideal running conditions. New Marske athletes Kath Aspin and Clive Thornton made the journey and were treated to great hospitality from the Scottish club. The course was a mix of country park and hillside forest paths with ‘Horrible Hill’ and ‘Hells Hole’ among the challenges. Kath made a steady start before moving through the field to claim a great Silver medal in the V50 category just 7 seconds behind the winner. In the men’s race there was a strong field and Clive had a steady race to finish 57th and 13th V50. With shortbread, hot pies and drinks for all visitors, Forres Harriers certainly know how to put on XC event. Just a shame the bottle of whisky for winning each category did not come back with us!