Malcs Race Report

Strong Performance from the Harriers
Another beautiful Sunday morning for a cross-country at Trent Meadows Long Eaton. The third race in the series saw the best field yet for this race. Among the 202 finishers were 20 Belper Harriers and they put in a superb performance to finish second in the team event, second in the ladies and third in the men’s event.

On this tough two lap course of 4.8 miles, Jo Caborn showed her class to finish 44th and second lady home. She was followed by Theresa Hempsall, Georgina Bestwick and Clare  Cooper, only the four of them but a splendid result.

For the men our first finisher was new recruit Oscar Partridge in eleventh place. He was followed by Jack Dakin finishing in his best BDL position to date19th and Geoff Lowry in 20th place. It was a hard race for Ed James but he finished as our fourth male runner while Trev Wilson put in another strong shift for the Harriers. Our next finisher was Craig Allen who probably had his best run yet for the Harriers while Dave Horton had another excellent race.

The other Harriers who all came and ran their consistent races were Simon Edwards, Rob Norman, Simon Hackett, Tim Boursnell, Rob Pearce and Andy Nash. Andy Watson ran his first cross-country for us while Zach Naylor and John Maddock made their débuts for the club.

After the three races the club now stand third in the team event, third in the men’s and fifth in the ladies. We now stand in a good position for the final two races with the next race at Allestree Park on Sunday January 12th.

Well done to all the Harriers who ran and produced such good performances.

North Midlands League
This Saturday December 7th sees the third race of the series at Shipley Park Heanor. This is the first race this season which does not coincide with the BDL league. The ladies race of 6.5k starts at 13.25 while the men’s race 9.5k starts at 13.55.

Forthcoming Dates
This Tuesday December 3rd sees us training at the Leisure Centre.

Thursday December 5th Speed Training at Goods Road Belper.

-Malc.

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