No, we didn’t win the gold, silver or bronze medal at the recently held NSW Cross Country Relays, but the men won the gold for sportsmanship, guts and determination.
With Geoff Hynoski struggling for teams due to injuries, other commitments and Saturday not being a good day for members who contest other winter sports, the only team Geoff could muster was a combination of three masters’ men and one junior U14 athlete. Not saying, “let’s withdraw it’s too tough” the men then decided the only division they could contest would be the open men, and their entry went in.
Thomas Cleverly, suffering a tummy bug all week, still mustered enough energy to take on some of the best Open men in the State but he wasn’t overawed, he wanted to run. So, combining with Masters Men, Colin Clarson, Darrin James and Geoff Hynoski, they headed to Miranda. UTS Norths may have won the title, but our men were just as proud and ably supported by Ian Smith who sat and supported the team due to injury. Our team of “the young and the old” put together an overall performance of such even times, proved they can do anything they wish if they are all committed.
Well done guys. Your effort has been tremendous and one that has to go down in the history books as one of proudest moments of our club.
We congratulate the team. Colin Clarson (Masters Men – Time: 16 min); Thomas Cleverly (U14 – Time: 16.11 min); Darrin James (Masters Men – Time: 16.22 min); Geoff Hynoski (Masters Men – Time: 16.04).