Harriers out in force in Corby XC Fixture

There were plenty of red & white vests out in round 2 of the North Midland Cross Country League match held on a cold and wet West Glebe Park in Corby, and there were some excellent performances in the early season fixture to build upon.

Pride of place again went to Dylan Bowley who for the second race in a row destroyed an excellent field in the mixed U11 race to win by a clear margin over the slightly longer 2.0km course in 7:36 ahead of the Wreake Runners rivals, Watson-Quilter twins, who finished in 2 & 4th with 7:43 & 8:08 respectively & Dylan now leads the championship with a perfect 2 points from the first two races!

There was a huge turnout for the Harries with 16 athletes competing in the mixed U11 race, 2nd home for the boys was Ethan Nolis finishing in 13th overall in 8:30, and 3rd home was Sean McGowan (39th overall in 9:44). Luke shepherd 41st/ Reece Hayes 50th/ Harry Adams-Watts 57th/ Thomas Rozee 62nd completed the boys. In the girls race Isabella Moxey enjoyed a fine race to lead home the girls in 30th overall (11th Girl) in 9:16 supported well with Millie Toseland 44th overall (16th girl) in 9:55 & Sophie Manson 46th (17th girl) in 9:59. Harriet Drake-Lee 47th (18th girl & 10:00)/ Daisy Robinson 48th (19th girl & 10:01) Sophie Toseland 54th/ Mia Brockway 56th/ Lucy patrill 58th/ Natalia O’Callaghan 65th completed the girls.

Emily Williams was again in sparkling form finishing an excellent 3rd over the tough U13G 3km circuit in 12:00 to move into joint 2nd place in the championship, and she had support in the form of Jennifer Robinson enjoying her first XC outing finishing strongly in 31st (14:36), and Ella Rea In 35th (15:10), also running were Breanne Adams 38th & Lauren Evenden 41st

Jess Gordon continued her fine early season form on road, running an excellent XC opener in the 5km U17W race finishing in 4th place in 20:12 and was the sole KTH representative in the age group.

No such problem in the In the U15G race with an impressive turn out of 7th KTH athletes, where Beth Gordon led the way with a top 10 finish & completing the 3km course in 12:35 for 9th with Rebecca Hughes & Sophie Moss finishing closely together in 21st & 23rd with 13:17 & 13:18 respectively, and the improving Amy Robinson & Chloe Hearn also finishing closely together in 26th & 27th (13:32 & 13:33), Priscilla Wilson (30th) & Hannah Winstone (33rd) completed the harriers contingent. In the same race were the U13 Boys with an good debut XC run for Josh Cannell in 22nd (12:39) and Tom Stride 34th (13:21).

Jack Hope was in good form and ran an excellent race to finish in 6th in the U17M 6km course in 20:39 an improvement of 5 places from the opening race at Derby.

Final race with KTH involvement was the Senior Mens/ U20 10km race, with the Hayes twins Jed & Lewis making their XC debut over this distance. First home for the Harriers was U20 Lewis Hayes in an excellent 57th overall (11th U20) in 36:16, second home was U20 Liam Kirk with a huge improvement of 36 places from the opener in Derby in 72nd overall (13th U20) in 37:04, with Niel Tandy the first senior home in 77th (37:21). Jed Hayes was the third U20 home struggling for grip without any XC spikes he did well to finish 93rd (15th U20) in 38:28. Also running for the harriers was Andy Clawson (v40) in 110th & Peter Goringe (v50) in 126th

We done to all the athletes.

The next XC fixture is the eagerly anticipated Charity Cup at Wicksteed park on 30th November, where we hope to see large number of athletes in all age groups competing.

Athletes are reminded to enter the race beforehand either by postal entry, handing in the entry on a club night, or on-line via e-mail.