Andy Peat, Darren Newbould and Clare Elms among those running fastest relay legs at Long Eaton

Honours were shared at the BMAF Cross Country Relay Championships at Long Eaton on Saturday (November 19).

Salford Harriers won a competitive M35 race from Leicester and Rotherham.

Birchfield’s Andy Peat (pictured) was fastest with a 9:23 leg.

Richmond and Zetland won the M45 race from fellow Yorkshire club Hallamshire Harriers, with Dulwich Runners third.

Darren Newbould of Hallamshire was quickest with 10:02.

Cambuslang won the M55 race with their Colin Donnelly fastest with 10:26.

Blackheath and Bromley narrowly won the M65 race from Rotherham.

John Hill of Halesowen was easily fastest M65 with a time of 11:59.

Heanor, after a strong opening leg from Lisa Palmer, were clear winners of the W35 race. Telford came through strongly to take second thanks to the fastest leg of 10:36 from Masters International winner Claire Martin. Belgrave Harriers finished third.

Bristol and West won the W45 race by over half a minute from defending champions Dulwich for whom Clare Elms’ 11:09 was easily quickest.

Bingley won the W55 race after a strong start from Sue Becconsall who ran 12:24 for the fastest leg.

Hastings won the W65 race and also finished second.

» A full report plus David Griffiths’ photographs will appear in the next AW magazine