Joe sets the pace for Harriers

Bourne Town Harrier hosted the penultimate round of the Frostbite league just a day after three runners were competing for the countty.

It was a busy weekend for Joe Howells in particular who was one of a trio of juniors to run represent Linconshire Schools at the Anglian Schools Cross Country Championships at Caythorpe Court on Sunday.

Joe ran in the intermediate boys race while his sister, Beth competed in the intermediate girls race.

Bourne’s third runner was Oliver Smith, who raced in the minor boys event, and all thre e did exceptionally well on a difficult, hilly and muddy course.

On Sunday a large Harriers team competed in the fifth leg of the Frostbite League.

Fourteen juniors ran with Martin Clarke leading the club’s runners home in 11th place. he was followed by Josh Cooke in 15th in his first race for the harriers and Cameron Everist in 16th.

The first girl across the finishing line was Megan Ellison in 35th, followed by Beth Howells and Molly Bennett in 60th and 61st.

Scott Taylor, Kate Kaufman (67th), Dan Lawrence (71st), Leah Clark (74th), Alfie Bennett (77th), Alex Stubley (122nd), Izzy Harris (129th) and Elliott Harris (139th) also ran for the Harriers.

Joe Howells, running his second race in two days, came 30th in the senior race, leading a field of 20 Harriers home. He was followed by Shaun Hill in 39th and Tim Wigley in 42nd.

Victoria Cocking led the Ladies home in 123rd, followed by Karen Clark (177th) and Penny Lamb (272nd).

Other members of the Harriers to finish the very muddy course were Vaughan Roberts (51st), Phil Galpin (76th), Mick Howells (78th), Brian McLean (103rd), Peter Swallow (174th), Mark Wade (178th), Des Adey (223rd), Richard Pearson (232nd), Dave Grace (269th), Barry Cull (277th), Sue Stevens (278th), Louise Bradley (308th), Rachel Kemp (328th) and Melissa Woodcock (342nd).

The final Frostbite run will be on March 3.