Josh and Maisie strike gold

Just seven days after members of KTH won both Senior County Cross-Country titles, two of the club's younger members won their first County Schools gold medals, in the youngest age category, Under 13.

On a muddy Abington Park course, Josh Cara put behind him the slight disappointment of finishing second the week before with a totally dominant run that bought him home way ahead of the rest of the field. Jack Hope was just outside the medals in 4th and Ben Tierney ran soundly for 11th.

Maisie Green won the equivalent girls race, the best result of her short career. Gemma Vaughan also had an excellent run in third place, as Harriers took two of the medals. Anya Galletta finished in the top half of a big field in a creditable 26th place.

Other medals for KTH came in the senior races. Sophie Munn reminded us of her prowess over the country with a silver and Jake Waples took bronze, repeating his result at Wicksteed Park. His faithful team-mates Dave Edwards (7th) and Dan Thompson (12th) also made the county team for the Anglian Trophy meeting.

Just missing out on a medal was Gina Diaz-Santana who was beaten on the line into 4th place in the Under 15 girls race. Kayleigh Walford finished an excellent 7th and Fran Ashworth was 16th. In the Under 15 boys, Liam Kirk (10th) and Daniel Waples (15th) both did well.

Matt Stewart (27th) battled hard in the Under 17 boys race on what is not his favourite surface, whilst Imogen Stokes (11th) was first KTH girl home, followed by Lucy Tolton (14th), Charlotte Knight (21st) and Niamh Bailey (27th).

The schools championships meant that only a handful of Senior Harriers made it to Nottingham for the final round of the North Midlands League. It was good to see Helen Rollins in the red and white hoops, as she finished 4th. Three men fought their way through the Wollaton Park mud: Andrew Clawson, Alan Rain and Paul Young.