Final X Country At Fowlmead Proves Fruitful For Harriers Ladies
Sunday 19th February saw the last of the cross country races of the season at Fowlmead, Deal. There were some stellar performances including Simon Jones, pictured, coming in 2nd in the race but also runner up in the Men’s Championship. Alex Horsley also came in the top 10 in the race.
For the women there were 3 Harriers in the top 10, Claire Pluckrose, Jo Norrington and Barbara Wenman which meant the ladies team came first in the race today but came 5th overall in the final standings, also helping the combined team to come in 3rd overall.
There were some other notable performances including Emma McCabe coming in 19th in the Ladies Championships in her first season and Leisa Foad coming 48th also in her first season! Steve Clark came 74th in the Men’s Championship but has also run in over 100 races since the records began in 2001.
Well done to everyone who has taken part across the season it has been another successful year for the Harriers.
All results can be found on the Harriers website
Blean Cross Country Goes Off Without A Hitch
Sunday 5th February saw Canterbury Harriers host the penultimate event of the season in the Kent Fitness League. A total of 293 runners completed the course. Conditions were perfect, chilly with plenty of mud! The club fielded a large team of 35 runners. Simon Jones had another great run to finish in second place. He was backed up for the men by Yiannis Christodoulou in 7th and Paul Knight in 11th position. Barbara Wenman was first home for the Harriers ladies in 118th position backed up by new member Claire Pluckrose running her first ever cross country race ! in 124th and Emma McCabe continuing her great season in 135th position . The race also brought some members out of the closet, including Emma Greatrix, pictured, who dusted off her trail shoes for the first time in 5 years! There were plenty of other notable runs including debut KFL runs by Jethro Kimber and David Dunn. A great all round team performance and well done to all those who braved the cold, battled the mud and ran hard for Harriers.With the final race in the series at Fowlmead , Deal in two weeks time on Sunday 19th February the club lies in 3rd place in the Mens League standings,6th in the Ladies standings and 5th in the combined. We need another big turnout at Fowlmead to consolidate our team positions and maintain our proud record in the League.
Full details from the Blean race can be found by clicking on the link to the right of our website home page.