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Herne Hill Harriers youngsters enjoyed a successful start to 2015 winning three gold team medals at the Surrey County cross country championships at a muddy Lloyd Park.
Our under 13 girls started the medal haul packing well to win gold team medals with Clarissa Nicholls winning a bronze medal for third place chased by Lulu King in fourth. Abigail Cunningham had her best run of the season for 14th and Amy Miller closed the scoring team in 16th closely followed by Georgie Nunn 18th, Ursula Hall 21st and Marli Anderson 27th.
Oscar Millard was a close second in the U13 boys race agonizingly caught in the final 50 metres. Oscar emerged from the woods with a narrow lead being chased by old rival Luke Van Oudtshoorn of Aldershot and despite Oscar’s efforts to pull away Luke’s surge up the final hill prevailed. However Oscar led our team home to victory with Mohammed Ali fifth Jaden Kennedy tenth and Jacob Alley 15th. There were fine runs from Toby Reynolds 18th, Alex Ferri 32nd, Jacob Solom 36th, Alex Chilton 51st & Anthony Bartisch 57th.
In the Under 15 girls Eloise O’Shaughnessy & Lucy Olsen had a good battle for fourth & fifth places and led our strong squad home to win team golds with Zoe Tompkins and Katie Balme closing the team 10th & 11th well supported by Tatiana Cooke 13th and Jemina Hayward-Bhikha 25th.
Our Under 17 women won team bronze medals with Kate Brown finishing strongly to finish third in the U17 womens race supported by Daisy (9th) & Alice Setyabule (16th) & Alex Rispoli (25th).
Our Under 15 boys team medal chances were scuppered when Mohamed Mohamud dropped out when in second place but Jonathan Chen had an excellent run for fourth place with the team of Daniel Craig-McFeely (32nd) Malik Nahaili (33rd) & Thomas Risguard-Asquith (37th) finishing fifth whilst in the Under 17 men we didnt have a full team but Nathan Bekele and Paul Burgess ran well and finished 7th & 13th.