It was the first Race of this years Horwich Jubilee Race Series on Wednesday night which gathered a field of 119 runners and resulted in Individual and Team Wins for the Harriers.
Senior Results HERE
Leading from the front, Ben Fish won the Race in an excellent time of 25.34 with really good runs from Tim Raynes (3rd) in 27.27 – Dave Almond (8th) in 29.29 and Chris Davies in 9th (29.44) all of which meant which meant that the Harriers took the Team Prize on the night. Dave Almond also took the V45 1st Prize and his first prize as a V45.
The lads were obviously pleased with their performance. Ben told us “Great runs by the lads, we had all four in the top 10. Tim did brilliant for top 3. Course was apparently 150-200m short in the past, so times will be slower“.
Dave said he was “Very pleased with my performance tonight. Got my pacing right from the start and moved up a few places on the second lap. Knocked a minute of my PB from last August and managed to pick up my first V45 win! Good turnout from the Harriers tonight and a brilliant win in the team competition“.
Chris commented afterwards “I found the race tough last night, definitely still suffering from the marathon, that said still pleased with the time considering I was struggling going into lap two. Well done to all the guys who helped win the team prize, having four guys finish in the top ten is a great achievement and well done to everyone else who turned up and had ago especially Lindsay Davies (the wife) who had her first go at a 5 mile race and did herself proud. Well done everybody”
Next home for the Harriers came Allan Hartley in 43rd (33.28) followed not far behind by V60 Evan Cook in 52nd with a time of 34.38 and 2nd V60 on the night. Kaylie Panaro took 89th spot with a time of 38.48 with her Coach – George Woodburn – just behind in 96th (40.08). Jan Buckingham was the 2nd V50 Woman in the Race and placed 101st in 41.08. David Morris came 117th in 48.24 and Lindsay Davies in her first Road Race finished just s few seconds further back in 48.28.
Eighty three youngsters in the Junior Race which was great to see and amongst them five of the Harriers Juniors. First home was U13 Amy Davies in 21st spot and 2nd Girl overall in a time of 6.06 with U11 Hollie Cubbon not far behind in 27th place (6.22).
U11 Kyle Taylor-Pomfret continues to improve and finished 34th in 6.32, as does U11 Saul Sharp who came 44th (6.48). 9yr old Isabelle Hartley is enjoying her first few months running and is another youngster who is continuing to improve placing 62nd in 7.48.
Junior Results HERE