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Harriers Dress to Impress at the Saxon Shore Relay

13445795_10210237785404382_2709862273817559629_n13417694_10157091271225241_7343339214532374201_nOn Saturday 18th June the Canterbury Harriers put out 4 teams to run the
Saxon Shore Relay.

The Saxon Shore Relay is a 47 mile relay race which
follows a section of the ancient Saxon Shore Way in Kent. The race starts
near Folkestone and follows the White Cliffs to Dover and on to Sandwich.
From there the route turns inland through scenic Kent countryside to
Reculver where it again follows the coast to the finish on the sea-front at
Whitstable.

The race is broken down into 22 legs to be run by teams of 4 or 5 runners.
Each team member usually runs 4 or 5 legs of 2-3 miles each (9-12 miles
total per runner over the course of the day).

As each team member runs a leg the rest of the team drive to the end of the
leg where a changeover takes place.

The start time is between 9am and 11am with all teams finishing between 4pm
and 6pm.

Many of the teams dress up using a different theme, and this year one of our teams, Brians Babes, won the award for the best fancy dress, see above photograph, and the Little Misfits were the first all female team to finish, also see above.  Out of the other 2 teams, Team Saga, all male vet 60’s, were the highest placed Harrier team coming in at an impressive 7th out of 22 teams taking part.

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Harriers Make A Splash At Minnis Bay

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Tuesday 31st May saw  Canterbury Harriers battling against strong winds and some rather large waves down at Minnis Bay for the second round in the summer relays.

There were 5 men’s teams and 4 ladies teams taking part on the evening with some excellent performances among both the men and women. Ellen Rowe and Sarah Maguire recorded impressive times under 16 minutes – 15:43 and 15:38 respectively.  Simon Jones for the Men`s Senior A Team had a great run, despite the difficult conditions, completing  his leg in 12:08 with good back up from the rest of his team who all ran in under 15 minutes.

There are still 4 teams at the top of their groups, Ladies Vet 35 A and B teams, the Vet 55 Ladies and the Vet 60 Men B team.

The third round kicks off next week at Victoria Park in Ashford on Tuesday 7th June . Hopefully we won’t have to dodge big waves and struggle against strong winds!

All results can be found on the Canterbury Harriers website.