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Fulham Cross Country Championship: Mud, Sweat and Smiles

The FRC team at Second Sunday 5

The annual Fulham Cross Country Championship took place on Sunday 10 December at Thames Hare & Hounds Second Sunday 5 event.


It brought together 34 dedicated club members for a thrilling race on a challenging course.

Despite the boggy and wet conditions underfoot, the positive was that it was possibly 10 degrees warmer than last year's frosty edition.


Tom Mackay and Lucy Marquand conquer


Tom Mackay showcased his prowess once again, defending his title with a remarkable run, crossing the finish line in an impressive 28 minutes.


In the ladies' division, there was a new triumphant face this year as Lucy Marquand claimed the top spot. With a very impressive time of 33:54.



Tom Mackay and Lucy Marquand with their trophies


Podium Highlights and Prize-Giving Celebrations


In terms of podium positions:

  • The top three men included Tom Mackay, Callum Mason, and Tom Curtis.

  • The ladies' podium; Lucy Marquand, followed by Liberty Thompson and Alice R-W.


A Grand Finale of Tea, Cake, and Gratitude


All those that attended had an amazing time as always running in stripes. The weather held off until the prize-giving ceremony, which I'm sure we were all greaful for. As well as the cake and tea in the clubhouse.


Thank you to everyone who attended both runners and supporters, you are all what makes this club great.


Your XC captains,

Andrew, Trev, Katie and Hannah.


Written by XC Captain, Andrew Bovell



Fulham Running Club male looking happy at the end of cross country

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