HHH clinch emphatic Surrey League titles

Herne Hill Harriers have won the senior men’s Surrey League division 1 cross country title for the second successive year and for the sixth year of the last seven after winning the final match at Wimbledon Commons on 11 February. The team victory meant the Harriers were able to maintain their unbeaten form this season, winning all four league matches to clinch the league in emphatic style.

Super-vet, Brian Wilder, led the charge for the senior men’s team, finishing in 6th place overall with a time of 28.49 minutes over the five mile course. Brian also claimed first prize for the best over-40 male category, having enjoyed his most successful cross country season to date. Although missing some key members, the Tooting-based athletics club still managed to close its 10-man team ahead of second place league rivals, Thames Hare and Hounds.

HHH also triumphed in winning the under-13 boys’ league title just as dominantly, led by Paul Burgess, who won the overall individual title over the 4 league race. Our under-15 boys’, under-17 boys’ and the under-17 women’s team finished a close second. Upcoming talent and club under-13 girls’ 1500m record holder, Saskia Millard, won the under-13 girls’ race and the overall title for the Surrey League season in her age group.

Sarwar Khan.