Good day for the Harrow U17 girls team at Finsbury Park as Lilian Cottrell won the race and Rachel Haddow was 3rd (out of 5!) The field was depleted by the inter counties match but, as I said to them, you can't do any better than beating the people who were there and Lilian looked strong. They will also have won the team event as there were only single runners from the other three teams!
Elsewhere the Clubs masters were in action at Shuttleworth for the SEAA XC championships where Mark Cursons was 8th V50 and Chris Finill was 15th with Mike Lepps making up a scoring team in 59th spot - the team placed 6th. Graeme Jones was back in action after a recent injury and placed well to take 27th spot in the V40 race. Late confirmation that team captain Jim Cooper was also in the V40 race and finished 5th having raced hard trying to hang onto third place - hopefully Jim's official time will come through shortly!