Both the men’s and women’s teams put in their best performance of the season at a sunny Alnwick last Saturday. The men finished 4th in their 2nd Division and the Women finished 6th in their 1st Division. There were some noteworthy individual performances as well with Tom Reeves finishing in 26th position thereby qualifying for the medium pack for the first time in his long career (about time too I hear the editor cry!) Our other Tom (Spurling) had a great Harrier League debut and there were impressive performances throughout the team on a ‘mixed terrain’ but very pleasant course. The men have consolidated their mid table placing. Adam had a fine run from the fast pack of the under 17s race in preparation for his personal promotion to the Senior race next season.
The women’s team fought really hard in their relegation struggle finishing ahead of both their main ‘survival rivals’. Rachel Terry flew round the course from the medium pack to finish 3rd Strider behind Fiona and Megan, as with the men, there were some fine performances elsewhere particularly by Carolyn (best HL so far?) and Louise (no repeat of last year’s ‘nightmare’!) But the relegation struggle continues and will ‘go down to the wire’ at the final Prudhoe fixture. We need a once in a 100 years purple storm surge to sweep us to safety! Come on – we know you can do it!
|1||GHEBRESILASIE, Weynay||Sunderland Harriers||*F||38:24|
*M Medium pack – 2m30s handicap.
*F Fast pack – 5m handicap.
|1||PRICE, Chloe||Durham N/C||28:06|
*M Medium pack – 2m handicap.
Under 17 Men
|1||MALLEN, Joseph||Alnwick Harriers||26:41|