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Not the National X-Country Champs on Saturday 25th February 1989

Driving home on Friday night in blizzard conditions I was beginning to wonder whether the race would take place. However, a quick phone call to Andy Harmer first thing on Saturday morning revealed that the roads were clear in Sheffield, so preparations for the second Dark Peak Cross Country Championships began.

Putting out markers in the bright spring sunshine, with the remains of melting snow underfoot, reminded me how steep the hills in Rivelin are. The thick mud on several parts of the course and the swift flowing water at the water splash augured well for the morning's sport.

By 11:25am fifteen club members had assembled, twice as many as last year despite the weather. Tim Tett charged straight into the lead and pulled steadily away to a convincing victory. Behind him, Phil Murray, Andy Harmer and Tony Farnell swapped positions several times until Phil showed a fine turn of speed over the last half mile from the top of Den Bank to kill off the old men.

The real drama of the race was unfolding further down the field. Chris Worsell, making a comeback, gave a powerful demonstration of his classic 'worselling' technique. The victim, Jeff Harrison, who should have known better, ended up running down Manchester Road! Newer members who have not yet been worselled may have to be on their guard this summer if Chris's comeback extends to club runs.

Tony Farnell
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PosNameTimeClubCatComment
1Tim Tett00:37:37Dark PeakM 
2Phil Murray00:38:26   
3Andy Harmer00:38:28Dark PeakMV40 
4Tony Farnell00:38:49   
5Graham Berry00:42:29Dark PeakMV40 
6David Holmes00:43:37Dark PeakM 
7Alan Yates00:43:53Dark PeakMV40 
8Howard Swindells00:44:18   
9Ken Lowery00:46:17   
10Dave Sant00:46:28   
11Steve Palfreyman00:47:38   
12Pete Kohn00:49:02   
13John Herbert00:51:49Dark PeakM 
14Chris Worsell00:59:35Dark PeakM 
Jeff Harrison Dark PeakMV50 

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