Majestic Travel Cross Country League 

Round 4; Wrexham, 21/1/2006.

 

On Saturday a very strong team of fifteen Harriers travelled to Wrexham for the penultimate round of the Majestic Travel Cross Country League producing their best ever team results in both the ladies and menís races. The ladies were led home by Kristy Stephenson, making her debut for the club at the discipline, in an excellent 19mins 40secs for 24th position. Hot on her heels was Hilary Jaques, once again winning her age category, in a superb 19mins 58secs for 27th, with Angie Davidson also producing a stunning performance, finishing in 20.56 for 38th. Ladies ever-present Julie Jones completed an excellent team performance in 26mins 54secs making a total team score of 89, by far their best all season. Not to be outdone the men also produced a record score of 334 points and once again there was a tremendous tussle at the front for the honour of first Harrier home, with Geran Hughes coming out tops on this occasion, just out-sprinting Sean McCormack in the final half lap with the pair finishing in 32.07 and 32.16 respectively for 27th and 30th position overall. Third Harrier, in tremendous form at present, was Grahame Shone, in 34mins18secs (56th), with Tim Cahill less than a minute behind in an excellent 35.02 (64th). Roy Evans, showing his loyalty to the cross-country team by running the first of two races over the weekend, was next in 35mins 56secs (76th), with Ed Reid just 22 seconds further back in 81st position. John Humphries, another Harrier taking very well to cross-country, came home in 37mins 59secs (94th), with Emyr Evans just behind in 38mins 18secs for 97th. Rob Spotswood also ran well, finishing in 39mins 46secs, with Dave Edwards, running his first ever cross-country race, performing superbly to finish in 42mins 38secs, seventeen seconds ahead of veteran cross-country campaigner Alan Lucas.

 

 

 

Ladies positions;

 

Name

Position

Time

Kristy Stephenson

24

19:40

Hilary Jaques

27

19:58

Angie Davidson

38

20:56

Julie Jones

63

26:54

 

Ladies total score; 89.

 

Menís positions;

 

Name

Position

Time

Geran Hughes

27

32:07

Sean McCormack

30

32:16

Grahame Shone

56

34:18

Tim Cahill

64

35:02

Roy Evans

76

35:56

Ed Reid

81

36:18

John Humphries

94

37:59

Emyr Evans

97

38:18

Rob Spotswood

109

39:46

Dave Edwards

118

42:38

Alan Lucas

119

42:55

 

Menís total score; 334.

Images of Race

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The record breaking ladies team at Wrexham, best league points total (89).

 

Kristy is so fast she's just a blur!

 

Hilary does love cross country no matter what she says!

 

Angie concentrating right from the off, no smiles from her!

 

Julie going well.

 

Kristy in sprint mode.

 

Hilary still smiles as she works her way up the field.

 

But still no smiles from Aangie.

 

Julie working hard.

 

Hilary races towards the finish.

 

Where's the smile gone?

 

Angie nears the finish.

 

Julie, tired but still going very well.

 

The men get ready to start.

 

Sean makes it clear where he wants to be.

 

Sean well up the field.

 

Tim going very well early on.

 

No need to stick your tongue out at the photographer Geran, just because his dad is ahead at this stage.

 

Rob working very hard.

 

Sean hot on Telfords heels.

 

Tim goes past in a blur.

 

Grahame just ahead of Roy.

 

Ed and Emyr battle it out.

 

John works his way past the opposition.

 

Rob still going well.

 

Alan stays ahead.

 

At least Geran isn't sticking out his tongue now, but still doesn't look too happy!

 

Roy ahead of Grahame.

 

Ed in the thick of the action.

 

Emyr, out on his own.

 

John still powering past people.

 

Dave Edwards cornering very well.

 

Geran about to work his way up to the front.

 

Tim running down the hill. What hill????

 

Roy still going very well.

 

Emyr not far behind.

 

Grahame battles his way round.

 

Roy on his own now.

 

Sean about to be overtaken.

 

Geran shouting at the opposiition????

 

Ed going well.

 

Is this a one man race or can anyone join in?

 

John, the new lean, mean running machine!

 

Dave going very well now.

 

Alan not far behind.

 

Gerans abuse about to pay off.

 

Grahame powering towards the finish.

 

Don't worry Tim , it will be all over soon....for another week anyway!