North Midland Victory For Bella

Bella Lamb was the standout performance of the day in the opening cross-country fixture for the Harriers, which saw a modest team descending on Markeaton Park in Darby, due in main to the fact that many of the youngsters had run 3-4 back to back races in the lead up.


U11 Bella Lamb competing for the first time in the League took the race by the scruff of the neck, leading from the gun to complete the circa 1 mile course in 6:19 a clear 12 seconds ahead of Notts AC’s Isabelle Davey to win in style. In the corresponding boys race over the same distance the Harriers secured a fine 3rd place with Rafferty Davey who ran a spirited run with plenty in the tank leading to the finish line suggesting he went off slightly cautiously, but it was a fine run and a near 30 place improvements in the same event in 2019.


Bella Lamb fine winning performance in the U11G, the only one on the day.

In the U13 AG, the boys fielded a strong team which finished in a fine 4th place with George Sharp spearheading the team with a fine 6th place over the 3km course in 16:10, with good support from Finley Brooker in 14th place (16:44), Zac Scott in 19th place (17:21) & Oliver Smith in 20th (17:23). There was just one Harrier in the Girls race over 2.5km with Peyton Almond running a fine race for 6th place in 13:49.


Fast Finishing George Sharp with a fine 6th place in the U13B race

The U15 was sparce with just one competitor between both races, Dylan White, who ran a fine race to finish in 6th place in the 4.5km race in 17:03, which could have been better had poor marshalling not send him the wrong way where he lost 200m.  


With perhaps the strongest AG at the Harriers, the U17W not competing, the U17M ran brilliantly to win the team event (joint 3 way tie) with Rio Carr top scoring with a fabulous run for 4th place completing the 6km course in 21:29, with Lucas Mansell in 10th place (22:56) and Ben Brooker in 15th (24:05) completing the scoring.


U17 with a winning team performance from the left; Lucas Mansell, Rio Carr & Ben Brooker.

In the senior races the standout performance was Steph Lawrie making her KTH debut she powered her was to a terrific 10th place in the senior women’s race, with 6th place over the 3km course in 16:10al Nix finishing in 80th place (30:58) and Clair Brooker sadly having to withdraw due to a twisted ankle at the start of lap 2.


Steph Lawrie making her KTH debut with a terrific run in the SW race for 10th place

Josh Cannell top scored for the senior men with a solid run in 55th in 38:14, with Phil west in 72nd (39:32) & Rafel Bozuk in 124 (42:47) completing the score card.

There should be a far stronger line up for the Harriers when the second fixture takes place on home soil at Wicksteed park on 13th November.