A beautiful location combined with great weather and another bone-dry course all helped make this an excellent afternoon’s cross-country running. There was even a medal winning performance from a Claremont Road Runner – I didn’t even know they awarded medals! – so well done to Hannah Mainprize who was second in the U17/U20 ladies race.
Hannah was one of a number of Harrier League debutants for Claremont today with Alex Abrahamsson also impressing with an 83rd finish for the men. Alex Anslow, Gill Milne and Anthony Liddle also did themselves proud for a first outing. It will get muddier from here, though!
As well as the newcomers, there were also stellar performances from some of the longer-serving stalwarts of the NEHL – particularly Sarah Bowen and Mandy Herworth. Sarah finished in a fantastic 27th place and will now join Mandy in the medium pack for the rest of the season. I think a couple of others are worthy of a mention too – Rose Hawkswood is improving all the time and even pipped Mandy in the final sprint; Roberto Marzo could have posted an even better time if he hadn’t done a 15 mile run in the morning; Grace Scott again beat a lot of older girls and there was a brave effort from Leanne Salem who competed against her physio’s advice to unfortunately discover that her physio was right and 4 miles of hard uneven ground was too much for a problematic knee.
Under 11 Girls
Under 20 Girls
Senior & Vet Ladies
|138th||Mandy Herworth||32:16 medium pack, actual time 30:16|
|Also running in the Ladies race as a V65 male:|
Senior & Vet Men