24 Plumpton College, Ditchling, Surrey

Based at an agricultural college the course snaked through a farm yard, over farm tracks and fields. What made this day so memorable was the organiser’s knack of holding wet races and precedes the infamous Wivelsden Farm race a year later in 2014.

Chris McGovern said: “White kit (which he wore) never fares well at cross races, but it definitely didn’t do well at this one”. Chris bears Mark no grudge and also said: “It was a great course, and really with those kits ruining a few was to be expected”.

Andy Powers: “That was a cracking course; I especially liked the farmyard section”. Mark Tearle gave credit to “Jo Burt and Simon Catmur for ‘designing’ that bit…”

Race organiser Mark Tearle said with a sigh: “Ah, Plumpton College. I’d love to put a race on there again, however it was loads of faff and they want loads of money.”

Video: Despite the rain we were able to shoot video that day.

Seniors – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0DGo70aztI

Veteran and Women video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXsY6wGreAA

Youth video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Li8M3FDyRFY

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2013 action with rather a rural feel to it

Phillip Glowinski with Dan Drake in 2013 overlooked by the South Downs

Jack Finch in 2013