Harriers show progress in Road Relay Championships

Carl Bicknell recorded a time of 13.44  in the grounds of Christ's Hospital
Carl Bicknell recorded a time of 13.44 in the grounds of Christ's Hospital
  • Best placed Harrier team in fourth place in the V50 age group were Paul Cousins (11.26)
  • The Senior Men’s A team were an impressive seventh amongst stiff competition in 66.42
  • The Senior Men’s B team, in 71.39 were quicker than the A team two years ago

There was a great Haywards Heath Harrier turnout for the Sussex County Athletic Association Road Relay Championships on Saturday.

In the grounds of Christ’s Hospital School, Horsham and amid some of Sussex’s best athletes, there were some outstanding individual Harrier performances and the rare chance to compete as a team in this format across the ages from under 13 to veteran.

Best placed Harrier team in fourth place in the V50 age group were Paul Cousins (11.26), Carl Bicknell (13.44) and Tim Hicks (12.54) with their combined time of 38.04 for this 3 x 2.1 mile course. Cousins’ time was the second fastest V50 time of the day.

The Senior Men’s A team were an impressive seventh amongst stiff competition in 66.42, two places higher than in 2014. There were some extremely fast times for this 6 leg race over the same distance, with Phil Radford​ clocking the fastest Harrier time of the day with a stunning 10.22​ anchor leg, ably set up by Tom Mullen ​10.58​, Paul Tomlinson ​11.03, James Collins​ 11.08​, Josh Pewter ​11.27​ and Rob Watts ​11.44​.

The Senior Men’s B team, in 71.39 were quicker than the A team two years ago, pointing to the strength and progress of the club.

Best placed ladies’ team were the U13 Girls who finished in eighth in 22.20 for the 3 x 1.1 mile course (Jasmine Mamoany​ 7.13, Isobel Russell ​7.22, Trinity Bird​ 7.45).

Full Results

U13 GIRLS (3x1.1Mile)​ ​​‘B’ Team - 12th 24.35​​ - ​Sophie Hooper ​8.03, Isobel Claxton ​8.06, Charlotte Cooper​ 8.26: U13 GIRLS (3x1.1Mile)​ ​​‘C’ Team - 14th 25.19 - Lily Bliss-Tomlinson ​8.03, Lily Stubbs​ 8.09, Emma Vince​ 9.07: U13 BOYS (3x1.1mile) ‘A’ Team - 12th 21.04​ Joseph Martin​ 6.35​, Scott Ridley​ 6.50​, Toby Wiles ​7.39: U13 BOYS (3x1.1mile) ​‘B’ Team - incomplete Tom Spensley​ 7.12, ​Ethan Lambert ​8.43: U15 GIRLS (3x1.1mile) 14th 26.22 - Katie Grant​ 7.35, Annabel Peters​ 10.24, Niamh Lingard ​8.23: U15 BOYS (3x1.1mile) ‘A’ Team - 11th 20.35​ - Harrison Bird​ 6.18​, Patrick Kenward​ 6.53​, Christian Lambert​ 7.24​​: U15 BOYS (3x1.1mile) ​‘B’ Team - 12th 22.33 - ​Jake Ridley​ 7.07, ​Oli Bliss-Tomlinson ​7.11, Denis Georgescu​ 8.15: SENIOR WOMEN (3x2.1mile)​ - 19th 46.43​ - Michelle Pearce​ 14.34​, Abigail Redd​ 14.49​, Linda Tullett​ 17.20:

​VETERAN WOMEN (3x2.1mile) - incomplete - ​Irene Parsley​ 21.12, Jenny Denyer ​21.36: SENIOR MEN (6x2.1mile)​ ​‘B’ Team - Non Scoring 71.39 - Simeon Cousins ​11.57, Myles Rice​ 12.05, Matthew Holbrook​ 12.19, ​Daryl Webb​ 11.24, Barry Tullett​ 11.55, ​Josh Pewter ​11.59: VETERAN MEN OVER 40 (4x2.1mile) - 8th - 57.43 - Julian Boyer ​12.54​, Bryan Tiller​ 14.00, Mike Essex 14.40 Steve Horn ​16.09: VETERAN MEN OVER 50 (3x2.1mile) - ‘B’ Team - 15th 45.17 - ​Phil Scott​ 13.09, Graham Kenward​ 15.44, ​Rupert Purchase​16.24.

Track and Field meeting

The Haywards Heath Harriers’ evening Track and Field Meeting is at K2, Crawley on 30th April. The first event is at 6pm and includes races from age 9 upwards. Entry forms can be found on the club website www.haywardsheathharriers.co.uk.