The Ful-on Boys got the 2012-13 Surrey League Cross Country season off to a cracking start, with a big turnout of 20 athletes making their way down the M3 to Lightwater Country Park. Back in Division 3 this season, the guys pulled off a classy match win on a punishing hilly course, pushing Croydon Harriers and Dulwich Runners in to second and third place.
First over the line for the club was new member Alex Tanner in a swift 30:16, with Euan Lees and Olly Bradford second and third home. Also racing were Tom Claracq, Nick Bloy, Lee Davies, Adam Fraser, Simon Kenyon, Mark Benton, Damian Charveriat, Pete Maxwell, Dan Harris, Francis Kung, Richard Huntrods, Laurent Luccioni, Dan Steele, Andy Hoyle, Jonny Wilkes, Cameron Smith and James Bowkett.
A great start to the season, particularly when we're usually weak at the first match of the year. With the second and third placed clubs not far behind us, we'll need to keep up the momentum at the next match in November, so spread the word and let's see if we can get an even bigger team at the next match. Remember, everyone who races in the XC league gets entered into a draw for a guaranteed London Marathon place - and there's even free beer after the race!