Wells City Harriers


Wells City Harrier members were out in force at the 3rd of this season's Wessex Cross Country League matches last Sunday (4th November) and there were again victories for the two Daisy's & Ben  and also for Ollie at this race. Meanwhile on the same day, at the 'Gilly Hilly' road race, Philip ran to victory almost 2 minutes ahead of 2nd place. Get ready for the season's 2nd Street 5k this coming Wednesday, 14th November - all that improve their October 5k time by at least 15 seconds gain a bottle of Bullbeggar Cider or Lamyatt Apple Juice! If any Harrier who isn't running can contact Race Director Ed Tickner before the night to offer their volunteering time for the marshalling or finish line duties that would be appreciated - all Harriers or parents of juniors are expected to volunteer at least once during the season for this Club organised event.

u13s up & running!




Wessex XC LeagueReport from Graham Goldsmid:

"A large contingent of 40 Wells City Harriers were out competing last Sunday at Aldon Hill, Yeovil. In wet conditions over a classic hilly course there were great results for Wells with the club coming first in various races and age groups. Daisy Davies won in U13Girls, Ollie Bishop in U13Boys, Daisy Davies in U17Women, u20 Ben Lloyd in the main race with Chris Green first for the Senior men  & Jon James first V50 in a strong group from Wells.

Results in full

U11 Boys
12th 8.08 Ted Scott

U11 Girls
1st 7.54 Daisy Davies

U13 Boys
1st 11.13 Ollie Bishop
8th 11.51 Jamie Guy
12th 12.07 Logan Moncrieff
14th 12.37 Owen Dukes

U13 Girls
6th 12.14 Mackenzie O'Dea
20th 13.28 Jamie-Leigh Rose

U15 Boys
3rd 14.44 Tommy Hummel
6th 14.53 Bradley Glover

U15 Girls
15th 18.40 Bali Chapman
17th 18.54 Lucie Guy
19th 19.12 Amalia Page
22nd 19.44 Isabelle Walker

U17 Men
5th 18.32 Archie Tyler

U17 Women
1st 19.21 Daisy Davies

Below: Ben Lloyd looking relaxed as he wins the main race; and the Harrier senior mens squad.



Senior Men 
1st 28.21 Ben Lloyd (1st U20M)
2nd 28.38 Christian Green
3rd 29.00 Zak Hurrell
4th 29.07 Jon James (1stV50)
9th 30.52 Dylan Dukes (u20)
10th 30.56 Alexander Coombs
12th 31.46 Oliver Frost (3rd V40)
16th 32.36 Nick Somerville(2nd V50)
18th 32.44 Damien Pick (5th V50)
22nd 33.17 Jeremy Linter
23rd 33.18 Stephen Masters (6th V50)
25th 33.28 Chris Walker (5th V40)
28th 33.43 Justin Thomas (6th V40)
31st 34.27 Neil Biss (7th V40)
32nd 34.28 Andrew Tindal (8th V40)
36th 35.18 Graham Goldsmid (8th V50)
42nd 36.23 Andrew Piper (10th V50)
48th 38.46 Andrew Bishop (12th V40)
49th 38.59 Mike Bosley v50
51st 39.15 Geoff Cole (4th V45)

Senior Women
2nd 18.41 Lilly Hawkins
4rd 20.13 Helen Southcott
21st 24.31 Lucy Pittard (5th U20W)

Well done to all who took part especially the race winners
Thanks also to Neil and Aime Biss for their great team management.

The final Wessex XC League fixture (Also the Dorset County champs if you are qualified for that County)

is to be held at Bryanston School, near Blandford on Sunday 16th Dec."


Coming soon - Somerset County XC Championships on Sunday 9th December at University of Bath - entries now open (& close in advance of the event - absolutely no entries on the day).

See Team tab for details. of entry for those Championships and also the South West XC Championships and the South of England XC Championships

Age group team managers needed - parents please contact Graham Goldsmid to ensure you can help by team managing your age group at the County Championships; and subsequently after Christmas at the South West Championships and then the Southern Championships. The Club works on the basis of parents taking on these important roles - communicating with athletes in that age group and assisting any coach(es) that attend; and then sending in a report and any photos for the website.


Gilly Hilly road race - held on 4th November

u23 Philip Bridge ran away with this race over 7.5 miles of undulating road last Sunday (4th) winning in an excellent time of 43.31 with next runner home some 2 minutes behind. Philip has recently started training with the Tuesday group again and his training plan is going well at present.


Street 5k and junior races - this coming Wednesday 14th November - edition number 176 in a span going back 30 years!

If you competed in October bring your race number with you and register as usual in the United Reform Church hall by 7.15pm, paying the entry fee (if you haven't yet entered the Series). 1k race for good School Year 4s and 5 & 6; 2k race for those in School Year 7 & 8. No need to complete an entry form if you completed one last month.

For those competing in the 5k race - if you beat your October time by 15 seconds or more you can collect a bottle of Bullbeggar Cider or Lamyatt Apple Juice after the race. This Cider and Apple juice is made by a village co-operative.

For those who have not yet entered a Street race this season please complete an entry form and enter on the night. Full information as usual here.

VOLUNTEERS FOR STREET 5k and marshalling

Don't leave the volunteering to the same folk every time - please contact Ed Tickner on 01749 812449 if you can help this Wednesday as a marshal or on the Finish line. If not helping this edition then put your name down with Ed to help at one of the subsequent editions this season - all Harriers expected to help at least once per season. Please contact Ed no later than Tuesday eve. or speak to Ian Eddy at Tuesday track session.

BRENT KNOLL FELL RACE coming up on Sunday 25th November followed by Somerset Race Series awards. Latest Series standings here.


Send any reports of Harrier performances (*) to Paul by Monday 9pm for inclusion in that week's website report and the local Mid-Somerset Newspapers. We need reports to include all Harriers taking part. When Paul is away please send copy to Graham.