Mansfield Harriers senior athletes competed at the penultimate event of the Booth cross country league over the weekend. The race was held at Trent Meadows Long Eaton over a testing course and just over 5 miles in distance. As what seems the norm now Mansfield turned out in force with big numbers and on the day with 11 men and 10 women completing the course.
The final event of the four fixture North Midlands Cross Country league took place over the weekend at Wollaton Park Nottingham. Once again Mansfield Harriers had good senior representation but after the County Championships the weekend before and the Midland Championship race in a fortnight most of the juniors took a well deserved break. Mansfield’s recent success continued as the club had seven podium places.
Mansfield Harriers had four athletes competing in the UK cross country challenge event at Sefton Park Liverpool at the weekend. The competition was also the qualifying event for the Great Britain team for the European Cross Country Championships in December and the fields were probably the strongest assembled in the UK this year.
Mansfield Harriers competed at the Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire combined County Cross County Championships at the weekend held at Wollaton Park Nottingham. The club had a superb 44 athletes complete which is the club’s biggest number for years. Mansfield came away with four individual County Champions, four third places and in the team events the club had one win, one second and one third.
The club have been awarded one place for the Virgin Money London Marathon taking place on Sunday 23rd April 2017, club members that were unsuccessful in the main ballot are invited to apply for the club ballot, the ballot will close on Friday 25th November and the draw will take place on Tuesday 29th November at WNC Sports hall.
Mansfield Harriers senior men and women had a busy weekend on the roads competing at both the Bolsover 10k and the Keyworth Turkey Trot Half Marathon with both races quickly reaching capacity and providing strong fields. In addition to this several also competed in the Edwinstowe 10K last Sunday again another race that was quickly full.
Mansfield Harriers junior athletes recently competed in the second of the indoor Sportshall meetings at the Oaktree Leisure Centre Mansfield. The club continues to improve at a rapid rate finishing 4th on the day and now are in 4th place out of the seven clubs after two fixtures.
Mansfield Harriers have had a very busy weekend of cross country with a double header of league action with the third of the North Midlands league at Shipley Park Heanor on Saturday and the third of the Booth’s league on Sunday at the Bakewell showground. Massive club spirit was shown to get full teams out at both fixtures.