Report on Oxford mail CC


First race at Newbury

Oxford Mail Cross Country, Sunday 5th November 

On a cold sunny day Banbury Harriers athletes turned out in force to run the first race in the Oxford Mail Cross Country series held at Newbury Showground. 

In the U9 race, running in their first race for Banbury Harriers Thomas Roberts was 6th and Merle Snelson 23rd

In the U11 girls race Frankie Scrivener was 26th and Edie Brown-Lapper 59th.  For the boys some strong running saw Sam Davis home in 10th place, Adam McLaren-Dobbie 11th, Richie Mack 13th, Edgar Dumbreck 16th and Leo Brown-Lapper 69th

In her first year as an U13 Tilly Lainchbury ran a well paced race to come home in 12th, and for the U13 boys Ruben Snelson was also 12th, followed home by Archie Street in 18th, Ethan Aldous in 22nd and Miles Taylor in 38th

In the U15/U17 girls race Alex Scrivener  showed she is coming back to form after some injury niggles with  first place by some margin, front running the race from gun to tape.  Naomi Dibb was 18th, Shannon Gilkes 40th and Mabel Shepherd 44th

In a very competitive U15/U17 boys race Owen Knox sat with the leaders  for much of the race, but just lacking a bit of training due to injury, had to settle for 3rd place.  He was well supported by Skip Snelson in 5th, Reuben Trotter in 6th, Daniel Roberts in 11th and Charlie Marr in 22nd.  If the boys can keep these placings up over the winter they are strong contenders for first team place in the league. 

The senior mens race saw 5 Banbury Harriers men out, with Tim Wright battling injury and illness to come home in 39th, Mark Scrivener in 207, Phil Coy 209, Neil Frape 270 ad Neil Forbes 281. 

In her first season running with the senior ladies Emily Thompson tracked the leaders for the first lap, but found the distance a big jump up and had to settle for 10th place.  Michelle Bartlett showing some good consistency was 25th, Charlotte Drummond with a strong finish was 37th, Ros Kelling 39, Lisa Ansell 77, Rebecca Biegel 130, Sandra Smith 200 and Rita Cronin, showing great determination finished in 208.

Thanks to Roz for the report 


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