NEHL Wrekenton, 29th September 2018

The Harrier League season kicked-off at a bright, sunny, if a bit breezy, afternoon at Wrekenton. The ground was rock-hard so it some ways it was more like running on a very uneven, hilly road surface than cross-country.

It was a good turnout with a number of cross-country debutants among the 27 strong Claremont contingent. There were some good individual performances too.

Grace Scott flew the flag for us in the juniors – running well in the under 11s where she is still one of the youngest competitors.

For the ladies, Sarah Bowen benefited from moving back to the slow pack to lead the team home. Sarah Kerr continued her recent great form, impressively ploughing through the field in her first run from the medium pack. There was also a strong first outing from the fast pack for Catherine Young who is gradually getting back to form after her recent health issues. However I think a special mention should go to Nicki O’Brien who has had little chance to train due to the demands of a very young baby, but still put in a determined run from the medium pack.

The men’s team also had a few problems with fitness with both debutant Daniel Mourenza and normally speedy Anthony Liddle finding the bumpy hard ground not exactly ideal for their ankles. Daniel couldn’t complete the course, while Anthony had to ease off. Roberto led the team home – so lucky for us that he managed to arrive just in time for the start.

Under 11s
Position Runner Time
60 Grace Scott 09:07
Position Runner Time
52 Sarah Bowen 30:15
76 Sarah Kerr 30:57 Medium pack – actual time 28:17
127 Julie Cross 32:27
186 Rose Hawkswood 33:36
188 Kat Truong 33:38
203 Lucy Dunbar 33:53 Medium pack – actual time 31:13
207 Tara McCully 33:55
221 Catherine Young 34:19 Fast pack – actual time 29:19
263 Bill Milbourne 35:37 Over 65 men
266 Julija Stoniute 35:40
276 Nicki O’Brien 35:53 Medium pack – actual time 33:13
293 Ay Okpokam 36:37
308 Catherine Robson 36:51
323 Marie Slack 37:25
334 Mary Martin 37:45
Position Runner Time
88 Roberto Marzo 38:30
179 Tom Tinsley 40:17
268 Anthony Liddle 42:09
293 David Lydall 42:37
329 Jamie Harding 43:29
400 Duncan Scott 45:43
412 Howard Maclennan 46:06
501 Michael Teasdale 50:02
582 Rob Newton 57:21


Tom Tinsley -