News round up

At yesterdays Chiltern League races held at Stopsley Common, Luton, there was a standout performance from Damian Nevins in the mens senior race as he finished 2nd (3rd in the combined mob match) in the division 1 event. The team also placed a respectable fourth on the day but are third in the league table after the first 3 matches – well done all.

“On the fast 9km course with a steep hill just before the finish, Damian Nevins was 3rd, with Jim Cooper (26th) and Chris Jones (46th) showing solid support. Yemane Beyene made a promising cross-country debut in 60th position one place behind Luke Hunt. Mark Cursons and Declan Traynor continued their battle with Mark again getting the edge on his younger rival. Both Peter Norris (stomach) and Chris Finill (calf) were pleased to finish in one piece in 109th and 118th. Tim Fenn and Noor Mohamoud had good run outs in 124th and 152nd. Our team spirit was epitomised by Matt Carey who agreed to make the journey as back-up and after a period of missed training decided to go for a hard training run. Tom Morris guested in 315th place”.

Peter Norris was the Club’s sole runner in the Wolverton 5 mile road race held last weekend in Milton Keynes. Pete was pleased with his run in cold but clear conditions clocking a time of  29.12 to place inside the top 50. The race maintained its high standard and was won in well under 25 minutes.

At the recent British and Irish Masters’ International open race in Derry, Mark Cursons had a solid run placing 9th overall and 2nd in the v55 age group. Mark says he has been running hill reps up Harrow on the Hill in preparation for next Saturdays masters championships which is to be run over the Shotover Hill course at Oxford – good luck Mark, Danny and Chris!

Another Harrow athlete and certainly one to watch for the future is young Kayla Saunders. Always a pleasure to watch when she turns out at the Harrow Parkrun, she recently finished fourth in the London Youth Games U11’s race held at Parliament Hill on 18th November – well done Kayla!


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