Chiltern Cross Country


Report from Keysoe

On Saturday a small group of Banbury Harriers travelled to Keysoe Equestrian centre near Bedford for the first round of the Chiltern Cross Country league.

In what is one of the toughest cross country leagues in the country the performance of the day came from Emily Thompson. Moving up into the under-17 girl’s category in a race dominated by Bedford & County, whose athletes filled 4 of the first 5 places, she held off Sarah Kerr in an exciting sprint finish to claim 3rd place.

Other Harriers competing in the junior events were Nikola Bishop who came 83rd in the Under-13 girls and Owen Knox, back from a 10 month injury lay-off, who came 66th in the Under-15 boys. In the senior Men’s race Tim Wright ran strongly for 34th and was followed by Simon Pritchard in 119th and Andrew Bartlett in 301st. There were some very good performances in the Senior Women with Ros Kelling coming home in 26th, Michelle Bartlett 29th, Rebecca Pull 93rd, Rebecca Biegel 99th and Lisa Ansell in 130th position. 

 This report by Will Knox


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