Chiltern Harriers had another solid league match at Stopsley Park, Luton on Saturday. The club were fourth on the day and remain third overall after three matches.
There were team wins for the U13 Boys, U13 Girls, U17 Men and Junior Women, and an individual win for U13 Alden Collier. Across all age groups eighty-three harriers faced the starter.
Twenty-three Chiltern Harriers U13s and U15s featured for their schools in the English Schools Cross Country Cup Final at Mount St Mary’s School, Spinkhill near Sheffield on Saturday.
Continuing a strong tradition of success in recent years, Dr Challoner’s Grammar School won the Junior Boys race and the Dr Challoner’s High School team won the Intermediate Girls competition. There were also good runs from other harriers in other races.
Good evening, everyone. First of all, a big congratulations to all who were competing in cross country yesterday, Saturday 7 December, either at the Chiltern League or in the English Schools’ Athletics Association national final. No doubt a report will follow from Steve Perkin, but (spoiler alert) there were great results from Harriers at both events.
Good Evening Race Report fans! I hope you are keeping warm on this chilly December evening.
The indoor track and field season got going on Sunday and several Chiltern Harriers were in action at the Lee Valley December Open.
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Three Chiltern Harriers took part in the third round of the British Cross Challenge cross country series at Liverpool on Saturday.
Oakley Denson was 98th in a very high quality U15 Boys race and Alden Collier And Zoe Gilbody repeated their wins of Round Two in the U13 age groups with further victories. Both had convincing wins, finishing over ten seconds ahead of the second placed athletes.
Both Zoe (having won all three rounds so far) and Alden (having won rounds two and three) are in a great position in the Challenge, with the fifth and final match being incorporated into the National Inter Counties event at Prestwold Hall in March.
It’s a quiet week from a Race Report perspective. In parkrun news, there were first placed finishes for Ali Young (19.50 at Ricky) and Neil Turner (18.47 at Wycombe Rye) yesterday, Saturday 23 November. Steve Mayes earned himself an all-time PB of 21.12 at Ricky, as did Kara and Michelle Gorman (25.09 and 25.13, respectively). Finally, there were course PBs for: Adam Day (16.52 at Black Park); William Barnett (21.47 at York); Nick Gleeson and Mark Mayfield (22.44 and 23.09, respectively, at Ricky) and Beth Lang (22.45 at Wycombe Rye).
Good evening to you from Race Report HQ.
It’s been a busy weekend of racing for Chiltern Harriers. We’ll kick things off with parkrun. Yours Truly earnt herself a course PB at Wycombe Rye yesterday (20.42), whilst there were all-time PBs for Joanne Murray (26.35 at Rickmansworth) and Kody Gilbody (20.42 at Telford).