Oxford mail cross country


Results and photos from the first race. Report added

Due to problems on the Oxford Mail web site the provisional  verbose results are here and overall results are here 

You can now view the results on the Oxford Mail web site as well here These will be more up to date.

Thank you to Trevor for some photos of yesterdays race and you can view more here


Skip Snelson followed up his excellent winning run at Watford with another front running show at Ascott-under-Wychwood in the opening fixture of the Oxfordshire Cross-country League on Sunday. The young Banbury Harrier left behind his 60 rivals in boys under eleven’s race, with another demonstration of front running over the normally used eventing cross-country course. He received good support from Stanley Bull and Angus Pollock in 8th and 9th places.
  Banbury Harriers under thirteen boys also ran strongly as a team to finish second on the day. Owen Knox led the way finishing in fourth place. Josh McCallum and Blaine Carpenter in 14th and 15th produced the support for the second team placing.
 The two senior races attracted large fields with 200 in the ladies and 260 in the men’s race. Banbury Harriers reliable veteran duo of Ros Kelling and Michelle Bartlett again ran well in their race finishing in 14th and 15th place. Donna Allen led the way for Hook Norton in 46th place and Rebecca Biegel made three for Harriers in 67th place. Three Cherwell Runners ladies followed Dawn Osbourne in 76th place, Teresa Hillier 93rd and Rachel Forrest 102nd.  
 In the men’s race Tim Wright led the way locally, the Banbury Harrier coming home in 7th place. Hook Norton’s Tom Bradford was next in 16th place behind him in 26th place was another reliable veteran for Banbury Harriers in Simon Pritchard. Like the ladies race three Cherwell Runners followed Adam Fairhurst in 52nd place, Andy Bucher 80th and Phil Gilkes 113th.
In the first race of the day, for under nine year olds Ben Knox finished 2nd and Ruben Snelson 4th, this giving their families the perfect start. Tia Williams produced a solid run finishing 5th in the under thirteen girl’s race.  

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