Wow what a season, thank you so much to everyone of you that took part in the XC Harrier League. To think that only a few years ago we had to press gang people into running for the club most of the time not having enough to count for teams. We don’t have that problem anymore with record numbers representing the club across all the divisions.
Last season the 2 remaining juniors moved up into the senior division so a lot of work has been done by Stewy Bell and his team to get some new recruits to step up to XC. They have all performed superbly over the season with lots of support from their parents and the seniors from the side lines.
Moving onto the lasses who began the season well picking up silver medals in the Davison Shield. Sarah Lister & Leanne Robertson were also considered for selection for the England Masters after their personal performances for the club a true reflection of their own achievements and putting the club on the map. Record numbers took part over the course of the season however some big counters were missing for certain races and the lasses had to sweat a bit in the final fixture to confirm their position in Division 1 for next season.
Finally the lads convincingly won the 3rd Division title after leading it for the majority of the season. Some fantastic personal performances from the likes of Patrick Duffy, Stewy Bell and Jordan Bell making his debut for the seniors and getting promoted to the fast pack in consecutive races. A huge turnout, to many to mention, at each race from across the board for the men resulted in them winning the league and being tipped to go on and be future division 1 champions!
A big thanks must go to the support team of Joy & Colin, Stewy, Ian and Sarah the team managers who not only come along to every fixture and support us 100% there are also things like the tent and flag to transport to each venue and put up and take down, numbers to allocate, and the registration of all the club athletes. The team spirit and camaraderie is what makes XC in our club so successful. No matter what standard you are you will always be made to feel welcome and part of the team.
Well done everybody keep up the good work for next season!
All final results are now on the Harrier League website http://www.harrierleague.com/results/