Golden boys race to glory
Two top young athletes led the way at the Lincolnshire Cross Country Championship held at Louth on Sunday morning.
Bourne’s Alex Hampson and Bulby’s Alexander Bevan both won their races, Bevan wining the U13 race and Hampson leading his Nene Valley Harrier team to gold with an individual gold in the U15 boys race.
The runners were part of a strong contingent from Bourne that featured athletes from Bourne Town Harriers as well as the Nene club.
A trio of Bourne Town Harrier girls secured a silver medal for the team with Megan Ellison, Leah Clark and Molly Bennett claiming second place in the U13s competition.
Megan was the first Bourne Harrier home, taking second spot overall to claim a place in the Lincolnshire team to race at the inter-county championships at Birmingham in March.
Ten Harriers ran for the team in total, racing through fog and over a muddy course on Sunday.
Phil Galpin, Shaun Hill, Karen Clark, Beth Howells, Joe Howells, Dan Lawrence and Martin Clark also all ran superb times.
While most of the team were at Louth, Tim Wigley ran a 12k course at Wormwood Scrubs in Middlesex while Rich Lomas-Brown ran through Priory Park, St Neots, posting 45min 11sec for the 10k course.
Nene Valley’s team included several local athletes competing.
For the U13 girls, Alice Callcut led the team home in 5th with Jasmine Alan 8th to secure third spot for the team. Bradley Allans, 6th, led the U13 boys team to a fine second place.
Beth Denial was 12th and Phoebe Whattoff 13th for the U15 girls while the U15 boys excelled in their race with Hampson 1st, Cameron Marshall 4th and Will Baker 6th .
James McCrae was the first Nene runner home in the U17 race, in 5th. He was closely followed by Billy Mugnier with Nathan Denials 10th to secure the team silver medal. Amy Gibbons finished 5th for the U17 girls.
Most of these athletes will now expect to compete for Lincolnshire in the Inter-Counties Championships in March.
Elsewhere Emma Gibbs (U13) and Chris Alison (U17) took silver for Nene Valley at the Cambridgeshire Championships at St Neots. Damian Rutherford was 5th for the U15 boys.
While most of the Bourne Town Harrier team were at Louth, Tim Wigley ran a 12k course at Wormwood Scrubs in Middlesex while Rich Lomas-Brown ran through Priory Park, St Neots, posting 45min 11sec for the 10k course.
On Saturday, a team of Bourne Harriers will travel to Cranwell for North Midlands League Cross Country, and on Sunday the Harriers will race in the Frostbite League action.
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