Harriers shine on course

7 Mar 2019 02:45
Published by: Daniel Almond

The English National Cross Country Championships took place in the glorious grounds of Harewood House, near Leeds.

Horwich Harriers took a small senior squad depleted by injuries and other commitments, including the great results at the local Lostock 6-mile road race the following day.

At Harewood, Janet Rashleigh was again the top Horwich senior, finishing 226th in a field of more than 1,000 female athletes.

Fell specialist Dan Gilbert ran his first cross country race of the winter, and showed his adaptability by achieving Horwich’s highest finish among the senior men.

Horwich’s juniors took the club honours at the event.

Lucy Dixon produced a great run for 54th place in a field of 362 under-15s.

She was joined by Milly Lever and Eva Baldwin, who were both well up in the top half of the field.

In the under-15 boys’ race in which Toby Middleton was 75th of 346, showing again versatility at fell, road and cross country.

Charlotte Wilkinson, Emma Bradley and Ethan Isaacs put in very good shifts in the under-13s' race, as did Robert Seddon in the under-17s men’s.


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