Morpeth Harrier Ady Whitwam finished an excellent eighth out of a full field of 280 entrants in the Men’s 10k event at the annual Army Cross Country Championships, which were held at Minley,
near Camberley in Surrey, on Wednesday 29th January 2020.
Posting a finishing time of 34m10s, Whitwam was also first Veteran Man, and was second counter in a winning RMAS Major Unit, who had a clear victory of forty-four points, on an eight-man count, from their closest rivals.
Whitwam was only a mere nine seconds adrift of his team leader,
a relatively unknown 21-year-old, with the surname of Thomas.
The event was won by Edward Knudsen, who hails from Wiltshire,
and is attached to Avon Valley Running Club, who posted a winning time of 32m57s,
winning by a margin of 24 seconds from Paul Molyneux of Springfield Running Club.
Whitwam has been missing from his club’s competitive scene for some time recently, having been stationed in
other key parts of the world, however he hopes to reunite himself with us in the forthcoming future.