9 Harriers took part in the 2nd  West Yorkshire Cross Country League fixture held in Fartown, near Huddersfield on the 31st October.

The races were held in the extensive grounds of a secondary school so there were good on-site facilities and challenging multi-lap courses, a mixture of fast grassland running, some muddy sections and some short, sharp climbs to break your rhythm.  The weather was unseasonably warm – so great  for spectators and runners alike.

Our representatives ran really well yet again against most of the top cross-country runners in Yorkshire.

In the Under 11 boys there were great runs by Dougie and Oliver who both finished higher than in race 1 and also from Oscar in his first ever league race.  Oscar was definitely one of the fastest finishers, overtaking a number of runners in the last 100 metres !  The Under 11 boys finished 7th in the team race – an impressive achievement !

Lauren also had her first outing in the league and did really well as one of the youngest runners in the Under 11 girls race.

In the Under 13 boys, Seb had another impressive run, finishing 12th -3 places higher than in race 1.  Top 10 next time Seb !  In the Under 15s, Bob made a welcome return after his recent injury and was pleased to get round with a solid run.

In the senior races, Carol had her first cross-country outing since her ACL injury and was an impressive 36th – making her 2nd W50 finisher.  In the mens race, Josh looked good and finished much higher than in race 1 whilst Jan also did well in his league debut.

The next fixture is on Saturday 14th November at Keighley – finally a relatively local one !

The Settle placings were…..

U11 Boys: 21st Douglas Segger-Staveley 6:25; 30th Oliver Sampson 6:46; 48 Oscar Wulf 7:28 (league debut)

(U11 Boys team finished 7th)

U11 Girls; 60th Lauren Evans 8:58 (league debut) 

U13 Boys: 12th Sebastian Segger-Staveley 13:11 

U15 Boys: 24th Bob Evans 22;19  

Senior Ladies : 36th Carol Evans 25:52 (2nd W50)

Senior Men : 86th Josh Westwood 41:57; 149th Jan Wulf (M40) 57:21

Andy