Bourne Town Harriers had 16 athletes competing at the second round of the North Midlands Cross Country League last weekend.
The Corby course was set out in 1km (small), 2km (medium) and 3km (large) laps for the varying age groups – and Harriers did well across the board.
The under-13s tackled one large lap, with Harrier Toby Everist clocking 13.52mins to move up nine places to 20th in the series.
The under-15 boys and under-17 women were next to run, negotiating one medium and one large lap. Luke Skinner showed great determination for the boys to achieve a personal best (PB) time for the distance of 21.36mins, with Beth Howells’ time of 23.06mins moving her up to 14th in the overall standings.
Two large laps awaited the senior and veteran women, who were next up.
Karen Clark finished in 29.21mins to move up to 30th place, while Alison Cooper – who had chosen a tough course for her first series race – showed great determination to follow her in.
Also running his first race for the club was Inigo Gillick, who was one of the four juniors in the under-11 section.
Inigo ran very strongly to finish on medium lap in eighth out of the 70 competitors in a time of 8.18mins. Maisie Brownlow (9.51mins), Matthew Colman (10.23mins) and Ellie Cooper (12.20mins) also finished well, with the team seventh overall.
The senior and veteran men, taking on one small and three large laps, were next. Jonathan Palmer (37.50mins), Phil Galpin (38.17mins) and Mick Howells (38.47) were the first three home.
The final race was the under-13 girls, with Elin James (14.04mins) and Abi Cooper (17.34) finishing well.