Arthur Biggs Cross Country Handicap Race

The 3rd and final race in the Ryde Harriers Cross Country series took place on Sunday.  Only 2 Roadrunners lined up for the Arthur Biggs Handicap race as many club members prioritised their marathon or half training runs over this short jaunt around the fields. 

Team Rann, (unrelated Kev and Harry), were on the startline to fly the Roadrunners flag and battle their way around the course for a third and final time, repeating the previous weeks circuit around from Smallbrook Stadium out toward Nunwell and back. The sunshine had returned as a clear blue sky prevailed over unusually warm February morning. 

The aim of this XC series is to run your fastest times over the first two events and then improve once more for the final event. Competitors start at intervals based upon their finishing time in either or both of the previous races in the series.

Harry was the first of the Ranns back to the Stadium, in just shy of 50 minutes.

Kev was next, less than 5 minutes later, improving almost 30 seconds from his previous two races in the series.

Great consistent running by #teamrann 

Harry Rann – 49.39

Kev Rann – 54.20