jk :: open relays


It was a Sheffield double in the premier classes at todays JK relays, while a serious injury to a World Cup team member marred a good day's racing.

South Yorkshire edged out Cleveland in the Women's shield, with Jenny Whitehead opening a 3 minute lead over Pippa Whitehouse after the leading pair went out seconds apart. The Norwegain club Kongsberg took bronze, noteable for having 14-year old Ingserd Myhre running second leg, and recording the second fastest time!

In the mens race it looked set for a classic relay battle between Matt Crane of ShUOC and David Brickhill-Jones of Interlopers, who set out on last leg 90s clear of third placed EUOC. However tragedy befell the Interlopers team when BJ injured himself, jumping down a slope he fell awkwardly and heard a crack. Matt Crane cruised home for a famous victory, the first time Sheffield University have taken this title, while Murray closed the gap but not by enough to threaten ShUOC.

Brickhill-Jones was taken to hospital by ambulance, but it seems unlikely that he will be able to run either Tio Mila in two weeks, or the European Champs next month, for which he had been pre-selected.

More reports and photos to come soon, keep checking back for updates.

JK Relay Results


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