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.

Mansfield Harriers junior section have been very active over the last two weeks competing in both the Nottinghamshire Mini League Sportshall event at the Oaktree leisure centre and cross country event at Worksop College.

Mansfield Harriers had a huge turnout at the Worksop Half marathon with 21 athletes completing the course.  In great conditions for racing the Harriers athletes put in superb performances with several achieving personal, year or course best times.

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.

Mansfield Harriers were in cross country action over the weekend in the first of the North Midlands Cross Country series at Markeaton Park Derby.  The league has teams from several counties and is one of the most challenging in the country. Once again the Harriers had fantastic numbers turn out in the senior events and individually the performance of the two Beth’s Hamilton and Williams were outstanding in debut performances.

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 in the second on the Nottinghamshire mini league cross country events on Sunday at King George Park Mansfield. The club was rewarded with a fantastic nineteen athletes competing, the best number for several years and again a clear indication of the clubs improving fortunes across all age groups.

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.