Wells City Harriers once again fielded a strong squad of athletes at the traditional Round the Lakes 10k race at Poole on Boxing Day; and at the Clevedon Boxing day run a very competitive team of u15 boys dominated proceedings. Luke Prior ran out winner over the 10k race at Poole whilst Matthew Quarterman won the Junior race over 3km at Clevedon with four other team mates in the top eight. Read on for forthcoming events and training information, and a Happy New Year to all! Photo of u15 boys squad below at Clevedon
In the seniors 10km race at Poole, the men's team were victorious against strong squads from the host club (Poole AC) , Southampton AC, and Bournemouth AC amongst others. Winning the race outright was one of the Harrier's TeamGB athletes, Luke Prior, who had raced for TeamGB last week in an International XC race in Spain. At Poole he led the field from gun to tape with a time of 32.14, and was backed up by Matthew Dickinson who finished 3rd in 32.47. With the father and son combination of Tom and Dylan Dukes finishing 17th and 23rd, in 36.32 and 37.12 respectively, the quartet had done enough to claim team victory.
Others competing well at the Poole 10k were Katrina Prior in 49.34, Paul Coward 51.14, Julie Dukes 57.33 and Melanie Coward 78.34.
Luke out front and running to victory
In the Clevedon Junior race, over approximately 3km, the squad of junior u15 Harriers finished well up, with Matthew Quarterman home first, well clear of the second place finisher, in 9.09. In 3rd was Daniel Maydew, 9.45, then 5th Leo Stockham, 10.16, 6th Toby Watson 10.21; and 8th Bernard Mealing, 10.25.
Happy New Year from all at the Harriers! Whatever your training and competition goals in 2018 we wish you well in your endeavours
Harrier Training sessions
Monday night track sessions for juniors recommence on Monday 8th January 2018
Tuesday night track sessions for ages14-74 recommence on Tuesday 2nd January 2018
Wednesday night sessions for seniors on road from Wells as per usual, Wednesday 3rd January 2018, and onwards.
As usual for latest Tuesday training programme see the training tab here
South West XC Championships to be held at Aldon Hill on Sunday 7th January (entries now closed) - good luck to all Harriers. Details here on official website.
Street 5k Race on Wednesday 10th January – the 172nd running of the 5k Race with junior races over 1km and 2km
Southern XC Championships to be held at Brighton on Saturday 27th January (entries closed) – contact the Club Secretary or Chairman if you compete in order to claim £10 travel bursary,
Somerset Race Series 2018 sponsored by Corwall Glass commences with Humdinger Half Marathon (hilly) on Sunday 11th February. New Series website here.
National XC Championships to be held on Saturday 24th February at Parliament Hill, London. Note: ENTRIES CLOSE 12th January - Wells City Harriers will pay the entry fee of any Harrier (inc YOAC members) that wishes to run and competes for the Harriers. Either enter direct and reclaim the entry fee back; or ask the Club Secretary, Paul Chadwick, to enter you (ask him no later than 10th January by e-mail). Full details as usual here
Babcary Road race over 7.5 miles(approx) supported by Wells City Harriers on Sunday 25th February -entry form here and previous year's results and info on the tab above. Race number 2 in the Somerset Race Series 2018.