More success on the roads at Peterborough

The Harriers youngsters continued to show winning form in the third round of the Peterborough GP series, held at the water sport centre at Ferry Meadows, with Jack Hope, Josh Coles & Kayli Walford all winning their respective races.


As usual the 3k race started proceedings and Jack Hope who finished 2nd in the two previous rounds powered his way to his first win in the series with a dominant display of front running, completing the course in 10.27 and collecting the winning prize of £5.00 for the first boy home. Jack is still in the running for claiming the top spot in the series, and claim the £15 prize money. Also running well and improving on this previous time was Ethan Mehmet who finished in 12.01 in 6th place (13th overall). In the girls race Tabatha Walford again ran a strong race to finish in 2nd place (18th overall) in 12.24, with 9 year old Danielle Gaskell, competing in her first run of the series, running a great race to finish close behind Tabatha in 4th place (21st overall) in 12.40. There were 67 athletes competing.


In the full 5k race, Kayli Walford was again back to winning form taking the U17 girls race and also winning the U20 woman’s category, completing the course in a PB time of 20.33 (40 seconds quicker) and finishing an excellent 105th overall and importantly realising after the third race of the series that she was actually meant to beat her pacemaker and coach in the process!


Kayli now has 2 wins and a second place and is in pole position to take the age category series prize of £15.00 for the second year running. Josh Coles also continued his winning form by taking the U17 boys race in 16.51 (34 seconds quicker than the previous race) and again finishing inside the top 20 in 16th place. With 2 wins in 2 races he stands an excellent chance of winning the series and scooping the £15 series prize. Liam Smith also ran well finishing in 91st position in 20.13 and Shane Smith (Kayli’s unpaid pacemaker!) finished in 115th place with a series best time of 20.50. There were 248 athletes competing


The next round is on Wednesday 20th at Stamford.