Essex League XC – Horseheath
Mussett leads Harriers to joint top
Colchester Harriers were in action at Horseheath Point to Point near Linton Cambridgeshire which strangely was the venue for the latest Essex Cross Country league fixture. The men’s league is exceptionally close this year and Harriers are determined to regain a crown not won for a good few years.
Adrian Musset although well into his veteran years is still the man to beat and yet again he produced the goods with a fine 2nd position behind Henry Pearce of Tonbridge who was a guest runner so Mussett chalked up another victory. Great packing came from the green vests with Angus Holford 7th although not scoring for Colchester as he is 2nd claim. Not much was between Daz Faruggi (15) Carwyn Jones (16) and Richard Heath (17), while the final two scorers were Allen Smalls (28) and Colin Ridley (34)who was also first veteran over 50.
Other Harriers men were Mark Harrod (39) Paul Rodgers (60), James Waterson (93),and Simon Morgan(122).
The final outcome ( top 6 ) was 1. Chelmsford AC 95 2 Colchester Harriers 112, 3. Orion Harriers 141, 4. Southend 175 5. Havering Mayesbrook 175 6. Cambridge and Coleridge 297.
Harriers men are now joint top of the league along with Orion Harriers with Chelmsford 1pt behind going into the final 2 fixtures at Orion and Colchester.
Harriers veteran men also lead their league with already seemingly an unbeatable lead. Vterans result 1. Colchester Harriers 81, 2. Havering Mayesbrook 191, 3. Orion Harriers 199.
The ladies are laying 2nd in both the seniors and Veteran tables, behind Chelmsford AC.
On the day it was Chelmsford 30, Colchester Harriers 72, and Cambridge and Coleridge 88.
Sarah Stradling was in fine form again and although now over 40 ran incredibly well to come home 5th, Denise Morley was first over 45 in 19th spot, with Becky Cooke 21, Ella Neale 27, and Debbie Cattermole an excellent 29th.
Juniors to run were under 13 boys Ziggy Lambton 5th, under 15 boys Danny Millward 11th, Joseph Bowden 25th, under 17 men max Williams 14th, and Charlie Everest 19th, under 15 girls Jasmine West 15th and Hannah Watson 16th