CASTLE Point Joggers are still waiting to find out whether they secured the runners-up spot in the South Essex Cross Country League fixture at One Tree Hill.

Provisional results, which were announced on the day of the event, put Castle Point Joggers in their best ever position of second place.

But the club suffered two disqualifications due to a small group of runners being sent the wrong way on the course.

As a result, those athletes did not complete the full distance.

But Nicola Walker, of Castle Point Joggers, admitted she is hopeful the scores even themselves out because of members of other clubs also making the same mistake on the course.

Walker said: “We are awaiting the final results.

“Hopefully the results of runners from other clubs, who also went wrong, will even out with ours and we will retain our spot in second.”

Richard Bonham, Rick Wade, Adam Poulton, Martin Howlett, John Sweeney and Colin Dunn were the point scorers for the men’s team.

Meanwhile, the ladies’ point scorers were Christina Edwards, Anne Hoeb, Kairen Hart and Catherine Maylin.

Adison Poulton, Derek Page, Paul Franklin, Daniel Hobbs, Cliff King, Mike Hayward, Ian Walker, Ian Bartram, Matt Debenham, Gareth Smith, Ty McKeown, Luke Bonham, Chris Cammidge, Mike Hopkins, Graeme Edwards, Debbie Dunn and Jan Steed also competed for the club.

Elsewhere, three members were involved in the challenging Dunton Test Track 10.

The event saw competitors take on a 10 mile course, and Gary Bright was the first Castle Point Joggers representative to cross the finish line.

Bright registered a chip time of one hour, 29 minutes and 25 seconds, and he was delighted with his performance.

Bright said: “It was not quite a personal best, but I’m very happy with that time considering I haven’t been able to train too much for four weeks.

“I love the course and I think that 10 miles is definitely my favourite distance.”

Rebecca Clay completed the event in one hour, 31 minutes and 14 seconds, while Georgina Burch’s chip time was two hours, 22 minutes and 23 seconds.

Ryan Fox beat his previous personal best by more than four minutes at the Tunbridge Wells Half-Marathon.

Fox registered a time of two hours, 30 minutes and 23 seconds.