The best result for the Harriers on Saturday was delivered by the very strong under 15’s squad. Not only did they provide an outstanding individual runner in Leon Wheeler, they were emphatic winners of the team race. Harry Parker 8th, Ben Prior 10th and Finnlay Lowe 17th were the finishers on Saturday, which indicates they can look forward to a successful County Championship at the end of the month. They also have a good set of reserves. Henri Willett 33rd, Jamie Mack 37th and Ellis Swindell 44th were additional finishers on Saturday.
Amber Pullinger earned her invitation to run for the county next month by finishing 5th in the under 17 girls event. In the same race Lucie Ball was 25th and Brooke Mensah 28th. Hayley Instance will also be travelling to Oxford for the December Inter County event. On Saturday she finished an excellent 3rd. Emily Fall was 45th in the under 15 race.
In the u-13 girls race Demi Eves fell foul of a rather chaotic start but recovered to finish 7th which will possibly earn her a county selection. Good runs by Hannah Peacock 24th, Kennedy Beardwell 29th and Madeline Booty 47th secured 4th place for the team. In the same age group for boys Dylan Harrod was 16th, Kai Lovelock 27th and Sonny Vehitt was 45th. They were sixth team.
The senior men were missing several leading names but continued their climb out of the second division of this league. Alec Finch finished 10th in a race that saw 233 finish. Scott Rice 43rd and Sam Smith 61st continued their good form. They in turn were supported by Keith Willett 84th, Don Lawless 92nd and Mick Bumstead 122nd to achieve an 8th position. Mick Bumstead was second in the V60 age group, Tim Martin 134th, Nigel Instance 168th and Bernie Johnson 177th were the clubs other finishers. 22 teams competed.
Cambridge and Coleridge host the next fixture on 19th November when the club will hope to turn out full and strong teams in all age groups.