Midland Counties cross country


Report on Harriers involvement

                                  MIDLAND CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS

Ros Kelling again emphasized how she can still match the best over a cross-country course on Saturday’s in the Midland Cross Country Championships at Leamington.

 The freak weather did not deter Banbury Harriers super veteran runner in a large senior ladies field of over 230starters. The Newbold Comyn course with the conditions offered not the usual fast circuit and tested the best. Kelling coped well to finish in 61st place, this finishing as first vet 50 and third in the vet 45 age group.

   The senior mans race also produced a more than satisfactory performance from Harriers Tom Offord.  His race which had the largest number starters of just short of 400, found him produce an excellent run when finishing in 71st place.

 In all nine of the younger members also took part in the championships. The best performance coming from Emily Thompson in the under girl’s fifteen race when she finished nineteenth of the 120 starters. In the race also was Rose Lord who finished in 53rd place. In the under thirteen girls race Tia Williams finished in 71st place and Zoe Pollock 113th. Emma Simkin finished 23rd of 40starters in the under 20 girls race.

The under thirteen boys had three Harriers come to the line of the 111starters. First one home was Owen Knox in 27th place, next was the youngest starter Skip Snelson in 57th place and finally Blane Carpenter in 95th place.

 In the under seventeen boys race Luke Sherlock finished 42nd of the 80starters.

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