David leads the road runners home

There was a strong showing by the Harriers' road runners in the Corby 5 Mile race held on a breezy evening on a hilly course at East Carlton.

David Green (26:57) had his best result since joining the Harriers, finishing second (first senior man) in a field of over 350, just fifteen seconds behind the remarkable Leicester veteran, Gordon Lee.

Jonathan Goringe (28:09) came 9th (first Under 20), one place ahead of former Kettering second-claim athlete Matt Almond, who it was wonderful to see running again after suffering a series of major misfortunes.

Completing the senior men's team were Phil West (25th in 29:34) and Matt Smith (57th in 31:27). 4th place overall was a good outcome, narrowly behind Corby and ahead of such strong teams as Wootton Road Runners and Rugby & Northampton AC.

Unfortunately, the officials got into a bit of a muddle and the results and times for those finishing lower down the field are best described as "approximate." The Veteran Men were 10th, with Paul Marlow (35:48), Peter Goringe (36:52) and Rob Britten (38:23) making up the numbers.

Top lady finisher for KTH was Alison Moxey who, with Hollie Harman and Amanda Marlow, slotted into 11th place in the team rankings.

Also competing for the Harriers were Sean Gallagher and Phil Nudds, who recorded good times of around 33 and a half minutes, Anthony Poncia, Kemal Mehmet, Gareth Barkley and Jeremy Wise (who specialises in throwing).

Finally, a word of praise for Adam Sonn, who was struck down by sickness half way round, but persevered to the end.

The next race in the series is at Banbury on June 7th.