Harriers out in force as league hosts

Callum Scane (left) and Jack Stevens competing for Bourne Town Harriers

Callum Scane (left) and Jack Stevens competing for Bourne Town Harriers

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THE Harriers were out in force when almost 500 runners raced their way through Bourne Wood on Sunday.

Bourne Town Harriers were hosting round five of the Frostbite League in Bourne Wood on Sunday and fielded a team of 33 seniors and 16 juniors.

The junior team finished an impressive third on the day with Robert Manning College pupil Martin Clarke, who had run for Lincolnshire in a schools’ race a day earlier, finishing fourth.

Clarke was followed by Joe Howells (16th), Aaron Hunt (17th), Andrew Noble (18th), Lucas Fidler (26th), Cameron Everist (27th), Olivia Conway (36th), Joshua Kaufman 37th in his first Frostbite race, Emily Stevens (47th), Lauren Brown (62nd), Sam Thomas-Smith (66th), Toby Everist (76th), Jack Stevens (79th), Callum Scane (85th), Saskia Hunt (90th) and Alice Copley (99th) in her first run.

The senior team finished ninth with Matt Green the first Harrier home in 11th, leading Mark Botteley (21st), Vaughan Roberts (30th), Tony Gilbert (36th), Lee Fialkowski (77th), Tim Wigley (80th), Phil Lengthorn (100th), Adam Swallow (114th), Richard Smithers (130th), Ben Winter (134th), Brian McLean (149th), Peter Swallow (168th), Andy Halls (200th), Roland Stevens (202nd), Louise Swallow (206th), Charlie Noble (219th), Craig Wigley (224th), Richard Pearson (229,th,) Dave Grace (256th), Chris Taylor (268th), Julie Copley (294th), Natalie Cole (297th), Elizabeth Dixon (313th), Chris Hunt (316th), Penny Lamb (319th), Steve Hill (320th), Laura Moisey-Smith (328th), Emma Halls (339th) , Carol Scane (356th), Nicky Asplin (359th), Sarah Conway (362nd), Rachel Kemp (367th) and Bev Francis (371st).

The Harriers expressed thanks to all the marshals and volunteer who helped organise the race and to Tim James and Sian Botteley for being the hares and riding the courses as lead cyclists for the frontrunners.

The next race for Bourne is on February 27 which is a cross country meeting at Louth and the Nene Valley Ten, both of which are rearranged due to bad weather in December.