The Saucony English Cross Country Relays
Berry Hill Park – Mansfield Saturday November 1st
Full Results HERE
Another cracking day at the annual Cross Country Relay Championships at Mansfield in good weather with the Harriers. The Club had Teams out in the U17 Women, U20 Men, U17 Men, U13 Girls, U13 Boys U15 Girls as well as two Teams in the Senior Women’s Race and three Teams in the Senior Men’s.
Cazz Elliot mum of one of the athletes Maddie commented “I would like to say as a parent that we all had a really good day yesterday. Was great to see the athletes’ commitment for all the hard work they do and team spirit of all the Club but best of all, they had fun being outside in the fresh air all day. Great day.”
Maddie Elliot who ran in the U15 Girls Race told us that she “had a great day yesterday. I really enjoyed the course and although the race was very fast, it was great experience running with some of the best athletes in England and I will definitely go again next year”.
Lindsay Davies in her first ever Championship Race said “It was a very tough course, fast and full of twists and turns, yet it’s a great run for the avid cross country fan, I will probably do this again now I know what to expect, the cheers from the crowds of supporters and fellow Harriers spur you on every minute of the race”.
Another debutant Huzaifa Hanif who competed in the U17 Race was really impressed with the whole day and said afterwards that “The atmosphere at Mansfield was amazing and like nothing I have experienced before, there were some amazing athletes there and it was great to have the opportunity to race against them. I was very pleased with my performance and it was definitely something I will always remember!”
The U13 Harriers Team – all with youngsters who haven’t raced at this level before – did really well with the Girls – Emily Warren, Amy Davies and Eleesha Charnley – finishing 73rd out of the 94 Teams and the Boys – Jamie Teare, Daniel Brown and Anthony Beresford – 66th out of the 79th.
In the U15 Age Group Megan Clarkson, Maddie Elliot and Hannah Cookson made up the Team which finished 45th out of the 89 Teams who contested the Race.
The U17 Women’s Team comprising Grace Handley, Liz Greenwood and Kelsey Rutherford placed 24th of the 53 Teams.
Huzaifa Hanif and Marco Maggio competed in the U17 Men’s as an incomplete Team and although they didn’t count on the day, it was nevertheless an enjoyable experience for both of them having never competed at this level before and in their first ever cross country season.
There were 49 Teams in the Junior Men’s Race where Jack Hindle, Joseph Howe and Joe Campbell competed in the Harriers Team, finishing 37th.
In the Senior Women’s Teams a late drop out mean we finished with one counting Team – 76th of the 98 Teams overall and one incomplete Team.
A 143 Teams took part in the Men’s Senior Race won by Stockport Harriers by 24 seconds from Morpeth Harriers in second place. The Club had three Teams competing with an ‘A’Team consisting of Rob Warner, Ben Fish, Mat Nuttall and Shaun Livesey and placing 38th. The ‘B’ Team of Andy Heys, Andy Buttery, John Chaplin and Chris Davies finished in 94th spot and the ‘C’ Team of Chris Barnes, John Cookson, Danny Teare and Richard Taylor haven’t at this stage been included on the Results because of a lost Timing Chip during the Race.
London Colleges Cross Country League
Karl Billington who is at St Mary’s College raced in the London Colleges Cross Country League in Parliament Hill on October 22nd and Richmond Park on the 29th. In the Race on October 22nd Karl finished 18th of the 119th athletes and saw St Mary’s win the Team title. On the 29th October one hundred and one athletes lined up which had Karl finishing in 9th place.
Full Results for October 22nd HERE
Full Results for October 29th HERE
2014 Dublin Marathon
Tom Cornthwaite who competes for the Club on the Track took to the roads recently when he competed in the Dublin Marathon. Tom had a cracking run and finished 10th in a time of 2hr 24.13 and just outside his PB. After the Race Tom told us that he “was happy to race well and be competitive but it was tough, the course was hilly and the wind was very strong!! Think I was nearest to a pb out of the top 10 so happy with that and the prize money!”
Full Results HERE