Hamworthy Harriers December Newsletter

December 2017
By Mike Fleck
Happy New Year to you all & hope you staying clear of the Aussie Flu!


The highlight of the Month was our Christmas run & meal from the White Hart in Wimborne. Nine hardy harriers & guests went for a very pleasant and festive run around Wimborne and were joined by a further eight members for a curry night. Note to self, next time order the chicken

December signalled the end of the Wessex Cross Country league which we ran with a little help from Lytchett Manor Striders. This year the participation was disappointing which is not helped by the no second claim rule. In the final race at Bryanston School we had the following participants:
Mens Race: Nick Gavin 15th position in a time of 36:18 Ladies Race: Jeannette Pike 19th position in a time of 37:14 Well done Nick & Jeannette.
Next year it looks like we are going back to the Hampshire league in 2018
Having strolled the race results from the two main December races at Bovington and the Christchurch Christmas 10k I could only find two results from the Christmas 10k with Ian Edwards continuing his impressive comeback in a time of 43:11 and Sarah Chaloner coming in at 49:11. Apologies if I have missed anybody’s results.
A little more activity could be found at the local Park runs and the highlights from December was the return of Geoff Scott, please note his times, Mr consistent, and a PB at Poole for Jeannette.
Poole: 2 nd December: Mark Buffery – 19:10, Ian Edwards – 20:28, Rebecca Collins – 24:48, Sarah Chaloner – 24:54 & Jeannette Pike with a PB in 25:11
Poole: 9 December: Rebecca Collins – 24:54, Bob Barnet – 25:07 & Mike Hughes- 30:18
Poole: 16 December: Rebecca Collins – 24:59
Upton: 16 th
December: Mark Buffery – 24:18
Poole: 23 December: Gerard Lissenburg – 20:43, Mark Buffery – 22:16, Mike Hughes – 27:50, Martin Coombes – 28:10, Sarah Chaloner – 28:24 & Ian Edwards – 28:24
Upton: 23 December: Mike Fleck – 31:22 & Geoff Scott – 37:00
Poole – Christmas Day: Martin Coombes – 26:38, Mike Fleck & pushchair – 32:18, Ian Edwards & Dog – 37:14 & Sarah Chaloner-37:16
Poole: 30 December: Bob Barnet – 25:21, Martin Coombes – 25:39 & Rebecca Collins – 25:43
Upton: 30 December: Geoff Scott – 37:00
Cannock Chase: 30 December: Mike Fleck back to his old stomping ground in Saffordshire in 24:17