Wim Van Vuuren RIP
Harriers have been shocked and saddened by the news of the sudden death at home last week of Wim Van Vuuren, a long standing club member.
Wim competed regularly for the club on the track, on road and in cross country events and had been planning to take up Triathlon. He was a highly popular and respected club member and one who was always at hand and happy to pass on advice, support and encouragement to less experienced club colleagues.
He will be greatly missed by all. Our thoughts and prayers at this time are with his wife Gemma and his family.
RIP Wim. One of the best.
Canterbury Inter Club Relays
The East Kent Inter Club Relays finished on a high on Tuesday with the final event in the series, organised by Canterbury Harriers, run in glorious summer evening weather. A total of around 300 runners of all standards and abilities from the various East Kent Clubs took part in the event competing in the various male and female age category teams and each running a 2.35 approx mile leg starting and finishing in the Victoria Recreation Ground . A big thank you to all our club members who marshalled on the evening , to Liam Burke and his team at Nice Work for providing the timing and results service on the evening and throughout the series and to Invicta East Kent for arranging use of the Canterbury Academy grounds for the end of series awards presentation.
Harriers Finish Kent Fitness League On A High
Sunday 3rd February saw the final race in the KFL Cross Country League at Blean Woods hosted and organised by the Harriers. It was a chilly start but luckily full of sunshine and plenty of frozen puddles and quality mud thrown in for good measure.
The Harriers have had another successful season with a regular turnout of over 20 at each race. Overall Harriers came 6th in the combined league, 2nd in the female standings and 8th in the men’s race, with 18 teams taking part in the league.
We had 3 ladies come in the top 20 in the league Claire Pluckrose (9), Jo Norrington (12) and Barbara Wenman (18), with a special mention to Barbara Wenman and Tina Jones who ran in all 7 races across the season.
Well done to Simon Jones who came third in the overall men’s race, and to Adam Elston and Wim Van Vuuren who came 35 and 41 respectively. Again special mentions to Steve Clark, Steve Reynolds, Jon Vann, Bob Davison, Matthew Northover and Gerry Reilly who ran in all 7 races.
Well done to all who turned out across the races. There were some tough conditions to run in but once again we have shown the league we are still tough competitors.
All results can be found here