In the 113th Annual North East Counties Cross Country Championships at Wrekenton, Gateshead, the City Harriers Teams featured prominently in many of the days races.
The unluckiest individual and team were in the Senior Men's Race with the ever consistent Dan Jenkin in a Bronze medal position for much of the race, but just losing out in the run-in to finish 4th. It was touch-and-go as to who had won the team event - Durham had their 6 runners in ahead of Morpeth, but on count back Morpeth edged it narrowly by 10 points. Durham in their history have never won the Trophy, but Silver medals were still an excellent achievement.
Earlier in the day the u/13 Girls led by the in form Charlotte Dillon won an excellent Bronze medal and spearheaded the team to Silver medals whilst in the u/13 Boys Sam Terry again ran well to finish 5th and he also led the team to Silver.
Luke Pickering was the first scorer for the Club in the Men's u/20 Race finishing 7th to help the team win Bronze medals.
Full results of all City Harriers runners and Teams were as follows:
Senior Men (12k): Dan Jenkin 4th 43.30, Dan Garbutt 13th 45.09, Matt Hornsby 20th 45.41, Alex Cook 24th 46.25, Rob Eaton 38th 47.18, Rob Everson 43rd 47.50, the 6 counters and 2nd team; backing them up was David Cross 101st in 51.45.
u/13 Girls (3k): Charlotte Dillon 3rd 13.44, Freya Gibson 7th 14.02, Jessica Peart 9th 14.16, the 3 counters and 2nd team; backing them up were Rachel MacKenney 19th 15.05, Megan Hauxwell 19th 15.05, and Harriet Logan 46th in 16.32.
u/13 Boys (3k): Sam Terry 5th 12.52, Noah Glanville 10th 13.10, William Henderson 11th 13.22, the 3 counters and 2nd team; backing them up were Sam Mason 50th 15.24, Harvey Burford 55th 15.34, Jake Wilkes 58th 15.44, and Kayne Hardman 69th in 16.56.
u/20 Men (8k): Luke Pickering 7th 29.31, Ben Horsfield 13th 33.07, Jacob Stephenson 14th 33.23, were the scorers and 3rd team.
u/15 Boys (4K): Joshua Wraith 10th 13.15, Peter Cook 24th 14.04, Thomas Wraith 26th 14.11, the 3 counters and 6th team; backing them up were Ben Dowsett 39th 14.49, Callum Wilkinson 56th 16.29, and Oscar Littlewood 58th in 16.52.
Senior Women (8k): Amy Etherington 26th 36.43, Ruth McKenzie 46th 38.12, Hazel Rowland 70th 39.20, Catherine Gough 94th 49.45, the 4 counters and 14th Team; backing them up were Clare Higgins 115th 41.38 and Christine Woods 153rd in 45.05.
In the u/17 Men's (6k) Cameron Thomas was the Club's only runner finishing 12th in 23.17, and in the u/15 Girls (4K) Holly Cook was also our only runner finishing 54th in 18.51.
u/11 Girls (1.5k): Evie Peart 14th 7.39, Grace Carter 26th 8.11.