British Universities X-C Champs


Hello my fellow Blyth runners.

I've never done anything like this before, it might not be a golden speech like Mr Freeman's, but I'll give it ago.

I left Friday evening for the British University cross country championships in Stirling, my generous Uni put me in a premier Inn for the night, No tea, No breakfast, No WIFI, included, only a TV which is only good after 11 when babe-station comes on.

So I explored the town of Stirling, being by myself there wasn't much to do, apart from getting a take away from Nandos, so I went back to my hotel to relax for the race and wait for 11 to arrive.

The day of the race was a cold, windy, wet day, the race was held at the University of Stirling, it was an awesome Uni, the land of dream if you will.

One hour before the race, I see teams such as Oxford, Cambridge, on foam rollers, getting massages, breathing exercises, getting the best treatment before a race you could get. My race plan was having a cup tea and looking across at the senior girls arses, was a good warm up, it lasted 47 minutes until I was making it to obvious.

The race had finally arrived, I was wearing blue and white stripes provided from Uni, but the blood of green and white still flowed strongly through my veins, the race was just under 7 mile, was a very tough course, a lot of hills, plenty mud, some of the runners where just world class. I enjoyed the race, great atmosphere, great experience.

I finished 253 overall, and 9th in the north east for all Universities.

And Craig Birch having a cracking run finishing strongly in 295th position, best technique a runner could ask for.

From your friendly, sexy, good looking, Blyth Member Jake