Report on cross country

04/03/2013


Last Oxford mail fixture at Harwell.

                                                         OXFORD MAIL CROSS COUNTRY LEAGUE
The team performances gained the rewards over shadowing the good individual showing by the Banburyshire clubs in this winters Oxford Mail Cross Country League. This was more than emphasized on Sunday at Harwell in the final race of the series.
 The Banbury Harrier under thirteen girls just missed out on overall individual awards but easily took the team title. Emily Thompson led the charge in 4th place with Tia Williams close behind in 6th. These two with eighth placed Jessica Miller will be going to Cofton Park Birmingham on Saturday running for the county in the televised Inter-County Championships.
 The senior woman also came an excellent second in division two with solid performances from the clubs veteran ladies. Ros Kelling was to the forefront finishing in 10th place and will also go to Cofton Park in a strong county team. She easily won the vet 45 gold award, and Rebecca Biegel for her solid running all winter gaining the bronze in this age group. The two ladies were well supported by another vet Lisa Ansell who is showing the form she produced when a junior with the club. Of the others Fay Barrington was first home for the Cherwell Runners club in 23rd place and Donna Allen doing likewise for Hook Norton in 41st place. Also good runs came from in the 150 starters from Hook Norton’s Sam Rees in 52nd place and evergreen Kim Shaw in 66th place.
 In the senior men’s race over 200 started and first local was Banbury Harrier Tim Wright in 5th place, this gaining him 5th overall. He was followed by Tom Bradford of Hook Norton in 12th place and also from Hook Norton Dave Tame in 19th place. Harriers Simon Pritchard finished 25th and Andy Bucher led the Cherwell team home in 44th place.
 In the under eleven boys race the talented duo of Banbury Harriers Owen Knox and Skip Snelson finished 3rd and 5th respectively. 
Stop press
The ladies team have been promoted to division 1 whilst the mens team came bottom of division 2 and have been demoted to division 3. "Oh the shame of it". It's only so we can win division 3 next year. Well that's my story & I'm sticking to it.
Phil

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