There was a new venue for this year’s Davison Shield/Sherman Cup at Tanfield, and a very nice venue it was too. The course was undulating but didn’t have any really steep climbs and it was a mix of crossing fields and paths through wooded areas with one “water feature” – a very shallow stream to cross that barely got your feet wet. It was described by some of the Claremont veterans as “a proper cross-country course”. There were two laps of approx 1.9 miles each for the ladies with 3 laps for the men. Some points afforded nice views across the surrounding countryside and the winding nature of the course meant that it was very spectator friendly.
The fact that it was a glorious late September day and that there hasn’t been much rain lately meant that the course was in really good condition and it made for an excellent afternoon’s racing. There were 5 Claremont participants in both the Ladies and Men’s events:
Full results can be found here.