South East Relays 2017
Sunday 18 June 2017 saw the SE Relays being run by Southdowns at Capite Wood near Dial Posts in West Sussex. DFOK entered two teams; one in the men’s open and one in the women’s open, with good performances all round. The main challenge on the day was dealing with the 30 degree heat. A lot of the teams, us included, spent most of the time around the edge of the assembly field trying to keep cool in the shade of the trees.
The men’s open team comprised Antoine Pesenti, David Dawson and Neil Speers. Antoine lead the team off with a strong run finishing less than 10 minutes down on the leaders in 7th place. David was second and put in a steady performance to maintain 7th place. He handed over to Neil for the final leg who cemented the 7th place position.
The women’s open team was formed of our 1960’s pop band ‘The Collins Trio’ comprising Rachel, Hayley and Julie Collins. Rachel had a good run coming in 2nd after the first leg. Hayley was 3rd overall after her leg and Julie brought the team home 4th overall out of six teams.