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  • Noel Carmody

Weekly Update - 13th Dec. 2023

RunThrough Chase The Moon QE Olympic Park 5k & 10k (Wed. 6th Dec.)

Running his third race in five days saw James Macdonald finish 51st in 45:11. Donna Martin recorded a time of 57:55.

Southern Inter-Counties Cross Country Championships, Horspath (Sat. 9th Dec.)

The SEAA cross country meeting at Horspath (just outside Oxford) was cancelled by the organisers, reports Clem Dixon, the course being deemed to be unsafe. This event was to have incorporated the junior inter-counties and the Southern masters so people would have travelled from as far as Cornwall and Norfolk and the decision was not announced until the Under 13 girls were already on the start line. To say that this decision was unpopular would be an understatement and many of those assembled decided to run the course anyway, among them Delilah Lester who had been selected to represent Kent and her father Jon Wilson, our only entrant in the Masters. They reported that although the course was a mud bath it was hardly unsafe, and isn't mud part of the point of cross country running?

Congratulations to club members selected to represent Kent who were: U13G: Seren Yeatman & Sophia-Rose Bonnar; U15G: Celia Yeatman & Delilah Lester; U17W: Amelia Lawrence; U15B: Oliver Cook & Aniket Iyengar; U17M: Aidan Newton & Olly Buck.

Lewes AC Open Track Walks, Lewes Leisure Centre (Sat. 9th Dec.)

The third of the new Winter Race Walks Track League took place in Lewes on Saturday. Luc Legon (23:05.1s) and Hannah Hopper (25:46.4s) took the wins in the senior men and women's races respectively and both now have unassailable leads in the league. Mark Ashby recorded a time of 33:10.3s.

Maidstone Harriers Turkey Run, East Malling (Sun. 10th Dec.)

The Maidstrone Harriers Turkey Run is advertised as a light-hearted run over a fully marshalled multi-terrain course with chip timing and medical support, for approximately seven and a half miles on country lanes. footpaths and woodland tracks around East Malling and Barming.

John O'Mahony (pictured below) won the race, Mark Penny was 5th and was awarded the M40 prize (he is in the same age category as John but in common with many other races they have a maximum of one prize per runner rule). Maggie Illingworth also ran but is not shown in the results, her chip failing to register.

Mark Penny - Maggie Illingworth

Telford 10km (Sun. 10th Dec.)

Four club members travelled to Shropshire for the Telford 10k with three of them coming away with perosnal bests. Liam Carr (U20), whose PB prior to this race stood at 39:33, recorded a time of 36:41. Arthur Roux reduced his PB by 46 seconds to 31:51, Holly Dixon knocked 12 seconds from her previous best with 33:55. Sally Carr was the fourth member of the quartet, who finished in 46:23.

Cambridge Harriers Indoor 60 Promotions

The Club’s Programme of indoor 60m races starts on Sunday (17 Dec.) at Sutcliffe Park with first races at 1.30pm for anyone wanting to come and spectate.


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