Chiltern league report


Match 2 at teardrop lakes


Banbury Harriers travelled to Milton Keynes for the second round of the Chiltern Cross Country League which was combined with the national Cross Challenge League ensuring large numbers in each race.  It also gave athletes the chance to line up alongside Great Britain runners such as Andy Vernon, Gemma Steel and Jess Judd. 

In a field of 460 runners in the senior mens race Philip Vincent was first Harrier home in 245th, followed by Phil Coy in 355, Jonny Carruthers 372, Mark Scrivener 384, Neil Forbes 425 and Glyn Pritchard 441. 

In a close race at the front of the senior ladies Jess Judd came home first, closely followed by Gemma Steel.  The Harriers ladies again had a good performance to keep them in 4th place overall with Michelle Bartlett in 67th, Ros Kelling 80th, Lisa Ansell 134th and Rebecca Biegel 198th

In a top quality field in both the U20/U17 ladies and mens races Emily Thompson was 39th, Grace Bell 96th and Owen Knox 70th

In the younger age groups Alex Scrivener had a strong run to come home 12th U15 Girl, Jasper Bell 86th U15 Boy, Tilly Lainchbury 45th U13 girl and Sam Davis 32nd U11 boy.


I would just like to point out that the vet men's team were 13th after 5 rounds last year. We are in 6th place at present which is a great achievement so keep it up you oldies :) The photos are of Owen and Tilly and the top one is Mark, Phil & Jonny setting out on their second lap. Phil

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