An absolutely glorious day greeted athletes, Coaches and supporters at Harweood House in Leeds at the weekend.The sun shone all day which witnessed some great racing with big fields of athletes in all the age groups.
Highlight of the day for the Harriers was Jess Judd’s run in the Senior Women’s Race which saw her win the Bronze Medal for her 3rd placed run (28.52) behind Phillipa Woolven in 2nd (28.28) and the winner, Emily Hosker Thornhill (28.17). Jess took the race on from the front and led up the first climb from the start to the top of park and again coming round on the second lap. Great effort to set the pace and a well deserved podium place and Bronze Medal was her reward.
Jess Judd (4162)
Annabel Ralph in her first ever National Cross Country Championship race also had a very good run as she came home in a top 100 place, clocking a time of 32.45 in 85th position and an indication of her continued improvement over this cross country season. Next home for the Club came Ellen Sagar-Hesketh (358th) with a time of 37.56 followed by Lindsay Davies (505th) in 40.31 out of a field of 1034 athletes who finished the race.
Annabel Ralph (4163)
Lindsay Davies (4160)
The Senior Men’s team had a very good day with the first two counters home in the top 100 and finishing 15th Club in both the 6 Man Team featuring 135 complete teams and 9 Man Team which featured 74 complete teams.
Front of Senior Men’s Race
Rob Warner was following up his new PB of 14.41 for 5k at Armagah recently and continued in that form, clocking 39.18 to place 68th out of a field of over two thousand finishers. Also in good form was Tim Raynes who recenlty ran 68 minutes in the Barcelona Marathon and he displayed that form too at the champs with a final placing of 95th in a time of 39.52.
Rob Warner (6321)
Tim Raynes (6320)
Jack Hindle made it into the top 200 with a clocking of 41.28 with just four seconds seperating 14 athletes in and around him. Just 13 seconds further back with a very good run came Marc Hartley in 215th running 41.41 with Josh Holgate who crossed the line in a time of 42.00 (240th).
Jack Hindle (6314)
Marc Hartley (6313)
Josh Holgate (6315)
Chris Davies, another athlete having a very good year alongside all of our senior men, ran a time of 42.26 in 274th place with Karl Billington (43.02) in 333rd, Tom Blaney (43.10) in 347th, Calum Holmes (645th) in 46.20, Paul Guinan running a time of 47.56 in 821st, Gary Pearse in a time of 51.55 (1236th) and Allan Hartley in 1874th place (63.09).
Chris Davies (6309)
Karl Billington (6306)
Tom Blaney (6307)
Calum Holmes (6316)
Paul Guinan (6311)
Gary Pearse (6319)
Allan Hartley (6312)
Two hundred and seventy two athletes contested the U17 men’s Race which produced another highlight for the Club in the run by botom of age Matt Ramsden, finishing 16th overall in a time of 19.38 with Sam Hodkinson, also bottom of age clocking a time of 21.28 in 95th place. Amy Davies ran in the first race of the day – U17 Women’s won by Olivia Mason – and clocked 20.48 in 87th spot.
Matt Ramsden (1638) Sam Hodkinson (1629)
Amy Davies (26)
In the U13 Boys Race the team finished 24th out of 43 complete Teams with Isaac Butler the first across the line in the 400 plus strong field in a time of 11.32 (116th). Theo Watson and Dexta Thompson were credited with the same time of 11.35 with Theo placed 125th and Dexta 126th. Then came Codie Dewhurst (12.28) in 275th and Oliver Gill in 312th clocking 12.54.
Isaac Butler (2132) – Dexta Thompson (2136)
Theo Watson (2137)
Codie Dewhurst (2133) Oliver Gill (2134)
David Holman and Sebastian Burton ran in the U15 Boys race with Amelia Burton and Isabelle Hartley running the U13 Girls. David came home in 194th place with a time of 15.50 out of just short of 350 runners who finished the race. Sebastion placed 329th (19.01).
David Holman (449) Sebastian Burton (348)
Isabelle Hartley clocked a time of 15.20 (405th) whilst Amelia Burton came home in 262nd spot with a time of 13.24.
Amelia Burton (1045)
England Athletics U15/U17/U20 Indoor Championships
It was a pretty good weekend for U15 Ben Boocock at the Indoor National Championships as he posted a new PB of 9.22 in the Heats of the 60m Hurdles before going on to come home in 4th place in the Final in a time of 9.25. Ben started the year with a personal best of 9.56 and has already knocked over three tenths off this time. U17 Myah Booth ran a time of 9.47 in her Heat of the 60m Hurdles.