Great weather for this years ECCA Cross Country Relays at Mansfield, but having said that, we did manage to make a mess of erecting the tent!!
England Athletics Report on the full day – including the full results – can be read HERE
Karl Billington, Rob Warner, Tim Raynes and Chris Davies made up the Club’s Senior squad in a field of 149 Teams competing on the day. We finished a reasonably solid 43rd in a combined time of 68.49.15. Karl took Leg 1 in a time of 17.01 (77th). Next on was Rob who pulled us back to 49th in a time of 16.52 and with another 17.01 run Tim took us back to 41st. Chris ran Leg 4 in 17.54 to leave us in 43rd overall.
Unfortunately we didn’t have a full Team for the Senior Women’s Race due to last minute withdrawals which left Alison Leonard on Leg 1 with Lindsay Davies on Leg 2. Alison had a really good run coming in 12th overall on the first Leg in a great time of 9.57.05 which was actually faster than a number of Senior Women whose Teams finished in the top ten on the day. Lindsay came in with a time of 16.22 and all credit to her for having a go.
Sixty six Teams lined up in the U13 Girls Race which saw the Harriers finish in a very good 27th spot. Amy Davies had a very good run on Leg 1 coming in 21st in a time of 7.47. Eleesha Charnley ran Leg 2 finishing in 25th place in a time of 8.32 and Jess Watson held on to 27th spot with a time of 8.44.
U13 Girls Results HERE
Thru The Villages
Over three hundred runners at this Race out at Wheelton which is by no means an easy course. First home for the Harriers was Paul Bradshaw in 8th place in a time of 51.52. Next in came U17 Liz Greenwood who had a battle royal with V40 Joanne Nelson and just edging the contest placing 19th in 54.31 with Joanne (20th) in 54.47.
Full Results HERE
Park 5k Runs Round Up
Fourteen Harriers out in the run on Saturday – October 31st – as part of a 163 strong field. Having a go for the first time was David Almond finishing 4th in 18.41. John Cookson was next in with a new PB in 13th (20.07) followed by U13 Leon Thomas for his first attempt at a Park Run and taking a good 16th place in 21.19. V60 John Hughes was next home in 21st (22.49) chased by Nicholas Smith (U17) in 22nd with a time of 23.03 and Danny Teare in 23rd (23.07). Richard Taylor was just two places back in 25th (23.19) with 14yr old Chloe Bleeks in 31st spot (24.24) and U10 Saul Sharp (35th) in 24.54 – his first attempt at one of these. Michael Sharp who had run with Saul came 38th in 25.03 which was his first time too. David Billington came 45th (26.04) followed by two 10yr olds – Samuel King (51st) in a new PB of 26.19 and Eleanor Allsop in 52nd (26.20) being her first attempt at a Park run. V60 George Woodburn was back on his toes also as a first timer at the Park Run coming in 60th in 27.30.
At the Burnley Park Run – RESULTS – Liz Greenwood (u17) came 10th out of 298 runners in a time of 18.49 and was the first woman home. Over at Heaton Park with over 550 runners – John Chaplin (V55) – was taking 14th place overall in 18.53. RESULTS.
Harriers Running for their Universities in Manchester Cross Country Relays
Joe Howe ran in the 2015 Manchester Cross Country Relays and was very please with his run and that of the Team. Joe took Leg 1 and ran the fastest Leg of the whole Team in 9.05 saying that “Along with 5 other guys in my team came 7th, which I think is the best result the uni has placed in quite a few years”.
Full Results HERE
Katie Buckingham – like Joe – ran the fastest Leg in her Team (11.42) – also ran in the Manchester Relays for the University of Nottingham and told the Club that she “ran for UoN B team on Saturday and finished 17th out of 53 teams from across the country. The A team had a strong trio to finish 3rd overall!! Great to be back in the wet north for a day!”