Border League 2009/10

Robbie’s first season of competition for AFD see’s him taking part in the Border League cross country championships in the U11 age group.

The Border League comprises of 4 individual races, the results of which are fed in to an overall individual results table and an overall team results table. It is organised and run every year by Camberley Athletic Club.

  • Race 1 – Lightwater – 2nd

Robbie’s first meeting with James Fleming (Camberley) sees James take first place, but what an excellent first race. James and Robbie have a friendly rivalry that is still going strong in 2013.

 Place Time Runner Club
 1 10.47 James Fleming Camberley
 2 10.52 Robbie Coupland AFD
 3 11.01 Adam Bonnett Crawley Ridge
  • Race 2 – Guildford

This was the first time Robbie came up against team mate Harry Grace, still running together at AFD in 2013 Harry and Robbie are good friends, but this was a very closely fought race. Robbie put everything in to the finish, with Harry nearly taking him in the last 100 meters. So much effort went in to that 100 meters that Robbie had to be carried away from the finish line by his Grandad.

 Place Time Runner Club
 1 11.03 Robbie Coupland AFD
 2 11.04 Harry Grace AFD
 3 11.13 Alex Clayton Bracknell

James Fleming finds himself pushed in to 4th place.

  • Race 3 – Basingstoke
Place Time Runner Club
1 10.14 Will Edwards Basingstoke
2 10.23 James Fleming Camberley
3 10.30 Harry Grace AFD

Robbie finished in 5th place with a time of 10.40.

  • Race 4 – Lightwater
Place Time Runner Club
1 10.28 Robbie Coupland AFD
2 10.36 Matt Comer Bracknell
3 10.40 Will Edwards Bracknell

The final race of the season saw Harry Grace (AFD) pushed in to 4th place, and James Fleming (Camberley) pushed in to 7th.

Overall Standings.


The overall individual standings are calculated by taking each runners best 3 results and adding them together, the lowest score wins.

Place Points Runner Club
1 4 Robbie Coupland AFD
2 7 James Fleming Camberley
3 9 Harry Grace AFD

The Team event is based on the Team position for each race, added together to create a score. There are no dropped results in the team section, so all team positions for all races count. The lowest score wins.

Place Points Team  Results
1 9 Camberley  3,1,2,2 = 8
2 10 AFD  1,6,1,1 = 9
3 14 Bracknell  2,4,5,3 = 14

Still seems odd to me that as a team AFD could win 3 out of 4 races and still not win the team event, but hey, who am I? 🙂

Robbie Collecting his Individual Winners Medal for Border League 2009/10

Robbie Collecting his Individual Winners Medal for Border League 2009/10