Christian Green’s winning time at the 10k multi-terrain Chard Flyer was 34.54 with u23 George Mallinson also having a great run for 4th in 38.13. The race was the first in this year’s Somerset Race Series & entries are now open for the Harrier supported Babcary Road race to be held on Feb 24th. On the same day Philip Bridge was 4th in a competitive field at the Broadstone Junction Quarter Marathon at Poole. Harriers have also been out racing on Boxing Day and at the pre-Christmas Wellington Monument race - read on for results and for news of forthcoming races and training sessions.
HAPPY NEW YEAR to all Harriers!.
Below Craig & Noah, Justin, Christian & Graham after the Chard Flyer
Craig Foley reports from the Chard Flyer:
“The 2019 Somerset Series got underway on New Year’s Day when 6 members of Wells City Harriers took part in The Chard Flyer, an undulating 10k road race starting in the towns Stringfellow Park and taking in a loop around Chard Reservoir.
The race was won by Wells City Harriers' Christian Green, following up on his success as last year’s overall Series winner, in a magnificent time of 34:54, to win by 23 seconds.
Top 10 finishes were also secured by George Mallinson (38:13) and Ed Stahl (39:18) who finished 4th and 7th respectively, while Justin Thomas (42:36 21st), Graham Goldsmid (44:29 30th) and Craig Foley (45:58 42nd) all recorded good times that saw them finish high up among the 191 finishers in total."
Full Flyer results can be found here
For more on the Somerset Series, including a full list of the Series races, the dedicated website is here.
Christian receives his Flyer Trophy...
Meanwhile at the Broadstone Junction Quarter Marathon near Poole, also on 1st January, and being just over 6.5 miles and undulating, u23 Philip Bridge finished 4th in 36.14
Earlier in the festive season Harrier Senior coach Jon James was 1st v50, 11th overall, in the Clevedon Boxing day run over 4 miles in a time of 21.09 whilst Paul Allen made a return to running with his 34.26 clocking for 562nd in a large field of 1100 runners.
At the 16th December Wellington Monument race up and around the monument from Hemyock, Philip Bridge was 2nd in 36.16 with newly re-joined Harrier Dan Cahill 3rd in 36.22, and George Mallnson finishing 10th in 39.03. Philip is showing good consistent form as he targets a nippy Marathon in the Spring.
TRAINING WITH THE HARRIERS
Training at Millfield under the floodlights recommences on Monday7th January (6pm-7pm) for juniors aged 8-15; and on Tuesday 8th (6.30pm-7.30pm) for older juniors and seniors. The January and February 2019 training plan for Tuesday sessions can be seen on the training tab (at the bottom of that page)
Sunday 6th January - Good luck to all competing this coming Sunday at Aldon Hill, Yeovil, in the South West Cross Country Championships – you will be competing for individual medals, Club team medals and County team medals (if selected)! Entries close on 3rd January.
Wednesday 9th January Street 5k and junior 1k and 2k races. Those competing at the 5k can gain a bottle of Bullbeggar Cider/Lamyatt Apple juice if they beat their best 5k time this Series by 15 seconds or more.
Saturday 26th January South of England XC Championships at Parliament Hill (entries closed)
Sunday 10th February Humdinger Half Marathon (Race 2 in Somerset Series)
Saturday 23rd February English XC Championships at Harewood House, Leeds – entries close 11th Jan. Contact Paul by 10th if you want the Club to enter you.
Sunday 24th February Babcary 7.5 mile road race (race 3 in Somerset Series) race entry form here. Gary Tubridy Race Director, would welcome any Harriers that want to assist at this race, perhaps with time-keeping/finish line recording.
Entries are also now open for the Wells Fun Run - check here for all links & details etc.
Keep checking the Team News tab for other opportunties to compete with the Harriers including the off-road team relays in 2019