Trio of young Harriers help Lincolnshire to sixth place

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Several of Nene Valley Harriers’ finest cross country runners were in action at the season’s big finale – the Inter Counties Championship at Cofton Park in Birmingham on Saturday.

The Lincolnshire under-20 men’s team finished sixth out of the 24 counties thanks to a trio of young Harriers.

Bourne’s James McCrae led the county home in 20th place, with Alex Hampson not far behind in 29th.

The third scorer was Daniel Skinner, from Lincoln Wellington, in 55th while Bradley Spurdens closed the scoring team in 64th. Michael Cawood was 152nd.

The highest individual position of the day went to Bourne Grammar School student Flo Brill with 15th for Cambridgeshire in the under-13 girls race.

Ella Robinson came in 160th for Cambridgeshire and Sam Oakley was 235th in the boys’ under-13 race in a light blue vest.

Amber Park squeezed into the top 100 of the under-15 girls’ race, finishing 91st for Cambridgeshire with Josie Fortune and Ellie Piccaver 220th and 223rd respectively.

The Ellison siblings were picked to run for Lincolnshire.

Ethan was placed 219th in the under-15 boys’ race and his older sister Megan finished 124th under-17 girl.

Altough Cat Foley-Wray and Grace Mullins were selected for Lincolnshire, 
they were unable to race on the day – leaving Ruth Jones to carry the Nene Valley mantle in 202nd.

Bourne siblings Saskia and Aaron Hunt, of Grantham AC, competed for Lincolnshire.

Aaron finished 133rd in the under-15 boys – the second Lincolnshire runner home – while Saskia was 263rd, sixth for the county.

Bourne Grammar School pupil Aaron had competed in the English Schools cross country at Nottingham the week before, finishing 180th.