Round 1 Borders League
Christleton, 12/10/2008


A team of eleven men travelled to Christleton for the opening fixture of the Borders Road Running League. Borders League Captain, Darren Blazier lead home a procession of three Harriers to finish 5th overall in a fantastic time of 33mins 3secs. Just behind, Sean McCormack and Josh Dixon renewed their rivalry from the previous day with the positions reversing on this occasion. McCormack clocked a 33mins 11secs for 6th position, his first ever top ten League finish, and for the second time in two days, in two different running disciplines, was first V45 overall. Dixon, who had picked up a slight injury the previous day, was just 17secs further back for 7th overall, but with the consolation of finishing first Under 20 on the day. Tim Cahill was another Harrier to gain his highest ever finish; completing the tough course in 34mins 36secs for 14th position overall, and 3rd V45 on the day. Steven McCormack followed up Saturdayís strong performance with another excellent run, finishing in 48th position. Grahame Shone and Keith Elliott had a superb battle with less than a second separating them after the 9.5 kilometres, both finishing in 41 minutes exactly for 133rd and 134th positions respectively. Ed Reid, one of many Harriers at present just coming back from injury, ran a very spirited race to finish in 146th position, while Alan Lucas, ran outstandingly well for the second time in two days to finish 216th. Borders League ever present John Essary, was as reliable as ever, finishing in 50mins 39secs for 255th position, while Stevie Ward, using the two successive days racing as training for the upcoming Dublin Marathon, finished in an excellent 275th position. Thanks also to John Earlston, injured at present, but travelled to the fixture to help out and support.



Abergele Menís Team Results;




Daren Blazier



Sean McCormack



Josh Dixon



Tim Cahill



Steven McCormack



Grahame Shone

41:00 123

Keith Elliott

41:00 124

Ed Reid

41:38 133

Alan Lucas

46:37 180

John Essary

50:39 200

Stevie Ward

55:00 210

Total Points; 840

Individual Results

Team Results
Handicap results after race 1