The strength of running in our area was showcased at the Yorkshire Cross-Country Championships held at Lightwater Valley in January. Harrogate Harriers enjoyed a strong turnout and some notable successes in the junior races.
Anna Beever was the standout performer, winning the U15 Girls race. Supported by Olivia Haveron (10th) and Isobel Harris (38th), the U15 Girls won a bronze team medal. This excellent performance followed Anna’s victory in the final West Yorkshire XC league fixture and an outstanding 4th in the regional English Schools Championships – well done Anna!
The U13 Girls followed suit and also won a bronze team medal with Amy Proctor (11th) Jessica Jones (14th) and Charlotte Parris (26th) the scorers. They were followed home by Lily Wallen (31st), Keira Smallwood (45th), Sophia Bottomley (46th), Helena DaCosta (52nd) and Emma Proctor (80th). Claire Jones was 10th in the U20 Ladies race.
The U17 Boys won a silver team medal with George Mills (4th) Ed Burgess (11th), Louis Maurice (19th) and Jack Brennan (20th). Jacques Maurice placed 4th in the U15 Boys race with William Eley finishing 60th. Joe Bryant led a strong turnout of U13 Boys, finishing in 19th place ahead of Joseph Harris (30th), Henry Rhodes (35th), Robert Charlesworth (55th), Mark Wood (74th), James Wood (80th) and Ciaran Eley (82nd).
Anna Beever and Millie Howard also deserve a huge “WELL DONE” for winning the intermediate and senior North Yorkshire Schools XC titles, fantastic performances and we are very proud of them. Results