Two in the top five at the Weedon 10K

Kettering Town Harriers featured prominently in the leading positions at the penultimate round of the East Midlands Grand Prix, the Weedon 10K.

The course is well-known as the most challenging in the series, with a huge hill at 4 km and numerous serious undulations. Dave Green and Jonny Goringe were at the head of the field of over 300 throughout the race, crossing the line in 4th and 5th respectively. Dave clocked 34.36, whilst Jonny's 35.08 was a PB over the distance.

Completing the KTH senior team, which finished an excellent 4th, were Phil West (20th in 37.10) and Kemal Mehmet (55th in 40.19).

Phil Nudds recorded a good time of 42.28 and further down the field Mark Pearson (46.42) and Anthony Poncia (46.44) had a private battle over the last 2km, after they had picked up lots of places on the hills.

Peter Goringe's (47.04) pleasure at picking up a couple of places in the final sprint was dampened when he discovered that the two men he overtook were both Old Age Pensioners, whilst the course was far from ideal for Paul Young (47.38) as he recovers from injury. KTH Veteran Men were a creditable 6th in the team stakes.

Alison Moxey had a good run, but for some reason does not appear in the results, whilst Amanda Marlow brought the Harriers contingent home.

The final race of the series is at Milton Keynes on July 5th.