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Happy Harriet is in pole position

PUBLISHED: 15:55 17 December 2009 | UPDATED: 12:12 11 August 2010

HAVERING MAYESBROOK AC runner Harriet Scott cemented her lead at the top of the senior women s Essex Cross County League table with another sterling performance.

HAVERING MAYESBROOK AC runner Harriet Scott cemented her lead at the top of the senior women's Essex Cross County League table with another sterling performance.

The 23-year-old emerged victorious from round four at Epping Forest with a winning time of 23.59 - more than two minutes ahead of her closest rival.

It was Scott's second win of the season and puts her in pole position with one round left. Jo Sullivan's improvement continued as she finished 20th with Jane Hallam 29th and Angela Thompson 33rd, completing the scorers with Anne Gifford 51st.

The team finished fifth, which is where they also sit in the championship table.

The under-15 boys were also in sparkling form, with all four scorers inside the top 12. This performance took them to the top of the league table.

A line-up of Hoseah Gikungu (fourth) Ryan O'Mahoney (eighth), Tom Davis (10th) and Nick Shade clinched victory by five points and edged out Southend at the top of the table.

There were four others taking part with Nick Duffey 24th, one place ahead of Danny Wilson and Josh Conners 29th with Andrew Holland 40th.

Jamie Buckley-Stanton was third as the under-17 men were pipped by a single point by league leaders Thurrock.

Joseph Waked made the top 10 in ninth, with Adam Edwards (14th) and Massi Dendani (21st) again the scorers with good support from Ross Earney (27th) and Adam Wileman (29th).

Rob Warner led the way for the club runners in the senior men's race with his third top 10 finish of the season, crossing the line in eighth place.

Mat Bland continues to hold top place in the vets' standings, coming home in 20th, not far in front of Jason Lendon in his first outing of the season taking 22nd.

Callum Sutton in 28th again impressed, with the scoring team being made up of Neill Collins with a season's best 38th and Daniel Shanney 42nd, with Paul Berrett finishing 43rd.

Both under-13 teams were fourth. Lydia Hallam's excellent third place for the under-13 girls was supported by Heidi Surman-Wells again inside the top 10 in ninth, and Francesca Smith (14th) and Rebecca Fox (37th) the other scorers with Thiziri Dendani 40th.

Freddy Keefe in 18th was best for the under-13 boys, as close-packing saw Adam Hill (20th), Charles Hammond (22nd) and Jordan Fox (24th) coming home in for fourth. Four others competed, George Dixon (27th), William Hart (31st), Connor Martin (37th) and Albert Stokes (38th).

The under-15 girls were also fourth as Bethany Hall (seventh) and Becky Stanley (ninth) made the top 10 with Shannon Sullivan (12th) and Lindsay McLachlan (15th) the other scorers.

The squad was completed by Avril Loynes (18th), Rosie Brett (23rd), Amanda Blaxland (24th) and Lindsey Wiggins (29th).


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