The club was honoured, as ever, to have Brian Smith preside over the annual club handicap that bears his name, on a pleasant if somewhat humid night for a 5k jaunt around Castle Park. On a tough, hilly course of three loops around town hall, walled garden and the bordering park there were many fine performances, but more importantly plenty of club camaraderie, with cross country awards handed out afterwards.
In an exciting blanket finish, Hollie Massey took the honours by just three seconds from fellow junior, Daniel Caldwell, with new member Greg Eager a couple of strides behind in third. Jessica Craig (17:32) ran the fastest net time, whilst Jakob Swann (17:49) was fastest man.
Many thanks to all the volunteers for their assistance and well done to all participants
* Photos courtesy of Steven Donegan and Jodi Smith.