SYO members help England to victory at Interland
- Created on 07 March 2011
- Written by Adam Bradbury
The annual Interland match was held in Germany yesterday, and three SYO members were part of the England team that retained the trophy. Zac Field placed 6th in the H17 category, Nick Barrable was 3rd in H21, and Martin Ward was 4th in H40. All three were points scoreres for the England team.
The Interland competition is a 6 nations match, involving England, northern France, Holland, Belgium (Flemish), Belgium (Walloons), and northern Germany. The match rotates around each of the countries, and normally is on relatively flat terrain. However, yesterday's competition near Lubbecke in Germany was on very steeply sloping forest, quite similar to the Forest of Dean. Despite the steepness the forest was very open and runnable, so the leading Mens Open runners were completing 10.6km in 63 minutes (6 mins/km).
Full results are on the organising club's website. Next year the competition will be in Belgium.