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The 4th round of the PECO XC saw 48 Harriers (28 men and 20 ladies) head to Barnbow fields to continue there fight to stay up, or there push for promotion.
There has been something missing at the first 3 rounds this years and I haven’t been able to put my finger on it…..Oh yes it was back for round 4. Welcome back to the MUD and there was plenty of it. The first part of the course seemed to be very slippy and the second half you sunk into the mud, this made it a very tricky and hard working course.
Not that the above affected the might Harriers. First Harrier home was Alec Francis in an excellent 9th overall. Philip Goose and George Anderson had a close battle to come in 20th and 22nd, just 18 seconds between them.
4th home on his first PECO outing for the club was Daniel Marquina in 34th before Michael Vargas and Jimmy Sheldon had a smack down in 42nd and 44th. The final 2 point scorers were Scott Watson and Mike Gallagher.
There was excellent performances through out and the men were the top scoring B team and the A team ended up 2nd in the premier league. After a 6th and 7th places in the first two rounds they have now had 2 second places in a row which see’s them 5th in the Premier league on 17 points. They are 4 points ahead of Wetherby who are in 6th and in the relegation places along with Kirkstall Harriers. The men aren’t looking over there shoulders though and are looking up and are 1 point behind Saltaire Striders then another point behind 3rd place Abbey runners.
After 3 class wins from 3 the ladies team were in great form and they were looking to continue this. 1st home was Rebecca Gray in a fine 20th overall after a close battle with quite a few ladies. 2nd home was Claire Geeson in 57th with Reena Mistry not for back in 62nd and Clare Evans 65th. The 5th scorer was Harriet Shaw in 90th.
This got the ladies a 2nd in class and a step closer to winning the division. They are 6 points ahead of St Theresa so mathematically they have to wait to the final round at Roundhay before the champagne can be sprayed.
|Peco 4 Men||Pos||Time||Peco 4 Ladies||Pos||Time|
|Alec Francis||9th||32.03||A||Rebecca Gray||20th||40.05||A|
|Philip Goose||20th||33.00||A||Claire Geeson||57th||44.12||A|
|George Anderson||22nd||33.18||A||Reena Mistry||62nd||44.50||A|
|Daniel Marquina||34th||34.15||A||Clare Evans||65th||45.11||A|
|Michael Vargas||42nd||34.37||A||Harriet Shaw||90th||46.53||A|
|Jimmy Sheldon||44th||34.40||A||Lois Gardner||104th||47.16||B|
|Scott Watson||60th||35.11||A||Matilda Rhodes||116th||48.26||B|
|Mike Gallagher||71st||35.34||A||Naomi Farrar||144th||50.17||B|
|Michael Taylor||72nd||35.38||B||Maika Ohno||150th||50.43||B|
|Adam Lomas||73rd||35.43||B||Samantha Scarlett||159th||51.27||B|
|Matthew Pinnock||79th||35.56||B||Heather Fulton||165th||51.45||C|
|Tom Thomas||98th||36.39||B||Laura Edwards||186th||53.41||C|
|Aron Hinds||113th||37.19||B||Caroline Sanders||190th||53.48||C|
|Gary Grant||166th||39.45||B||Joanne Kavanagh||209th||55.30||C|
|Curtis Broadhead||174th||40.11||B||Johanna Rhodes||217th||56.50||C|
|James Booth||178th||40.18||B||Lucy Rider||253rd||1.03.48||D|
|Jack Rose||189th||40.37||C||Eleanor Parkhill||272nd||1.08.25||D|
|Graeme Miles||201st||41.13||C||Clare Mason||275th||1.09.37||D|
|Chris Jones||209th||41.32||C||Kay Jefferies||276th||1.09.49||D|
|Jason Newell||241st||42.44||C||Liz Jones||278th||1.10.05||D|
|Alan Pollock – 2nd claim||275th||45.06||C|