U17 boys star as Harrier clubs race round two

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Bourne Town Harriers raced in the second of five races in the Peterborough Grand Prix Series, at Ferry Meadows, at the weekend.

Six Juniors took part in the 3k event with Megan Ellison finishing in 21st in a time of 11m58s, just ahead of Molly Bennett in 13.31 and Ethan Ellison in 13.53.

Alfie Bennett, Keeley Caven and Alex Stubley completed the junior Harrier team.

In the Senior race, Shaun Hill continued his good form as first Harrier home for the second time in the series.

He crossed the line in 38th place in a personal best time of 18.11.

Martin Clarke came second in 19.01, again improving his time from the first race, and Joe Howells completed the top three in 19.18.

Jonathan Palmer was next home, running well to finish his debut race for the Harriers in 19.21.

The senior Harrier team was completed by Mick Howells, Tim Wigley, Karen Clark, Richard Houghton, Beth Howells, Paul Beland, Penny Lamb and Melissa Woodcock.

Several local athletes also ran for the Nene Valley Harrier at Peterborough.

The U17s took the first four places in their age group with each runner setting a personal best time over the distance.

First among the U17s was Alex Hampson who was 5th overall in a time of 16.34. Billy Mugnier raced home in 17.31 to secure 15th and 2nd in the U17s. Bradley Spurden took 3rd U17 and Michael Cawood took 41st and 4th in the U17 with a pb of 18.18.

Not be outdone by the boys, Georgia Gibbs claimed second place in the U17 girls with a big time improvement and Pheobe Whattoff in her first 5K took 6th among the U17 Girls.

In the junior race Austin Herbert was 2nd, Lucas Fidler 8th, Emma Gibbs 19th and Zoe Cawood 61st in her first race.