Young Harriers keep flag flying

Alnwick Junior Harriers at Prudhoe.
Alnwick Junior Harriers at Prudhoe.

ALNWICK Junior Harriers marked the final fixture of the North Eastern Harrier League on Saturday with a number of strong performances.

Running on the hottest day of the year so far, the lofty pastureland of Prudhoe was challenging for many runners. However, the younger Harriers were in fine form, with Daniel Mallen running especially strongly up the hills and winning the U15 race.

Warren Davison repeated his performance at the penultimate cross-country race in Alnwick, finishing first again in the U11s.

Full results: U13 Boys (fast-pack handicap 1:40): Elliot Campbell (28th) 13:30; Alfie Murton (33rd, fast pack) 13:47; Harry Davison (36th, fast pack) 14:03; Sam Thompson (42nd, fast pack) 14:28. U11 Mixed: Warren Davison (1st) 3:57; Isabella Neri (17th overall, 5th girl) 4:32. U15 Boys (fast-pack handicap 1:50): Daniel Mallen (1st) 11:22; Peter Skirrow (6th) 11:43; Adam Weightman (14th, fast pack) 12:14; Isaac Moss (16th, fast pack) 12:29; Harvey Coxon (20th) 12:36; Adam Shafiq (22nd, fast pack) 12:44. U13 Girls (fast-pack handicap 1:40): Layla Shafiq (8th) 14:12; Amy Thorne (14th, fast pack) 14:37. U15 Girls (fast-pack handicap 1:50): Rosie Murton (3rd, fast pack) 13:12; Charlotte Baston (15th) 14:56. Under20 Women (fast-pack handicap 2:30): Molly Murton (6th, fast pack) 23:29.

l FOUR members of Alnwick Junior Harriers travelled down to Ilton, Somerset, a fortnight ago, to compete in the 2012 English Schools Cross Country Championships.

With more than 300 runners in each class, competition was fierce.

Rosie Murton, competing in the Junior girls, ran an excellent race coming home first from Northumberland in 116th place. Running in the Intermediate girls (under 17), Suzie Barwise-Munro and Molly Murton came 223rd and 247th respectively.

Northumberland Junior Boys (under 15) finished 21st overall.

Alnwick Harrier, Adam Weightman, made a worthy contribution to this position, finishing 110th and 5th from the North East.