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Two Harriers could make the nationals

PUBLISHED: 07:59 10 January 2008 | UPDATED: 08:54 21 July 2010

VICTORIA Park Harriers & Tower Hamlets AC s Jo Singer may have run herself into selection for the Middlesex team for the English National Championships at Alton Towers, Staffs, in February. She came seventh in Saturday s Middlesex County Championships at

VICTORIA Park Harriers & Tower Hamlets AC's Jo Singer may have run herself into selection for the Middlesex team for the English National Championships at Alton Towers, Staffs, in February.

She came seventh in Saturday's Middlesex County Championships at Trent Park, Southgate.

Jo finished a highly-creditable seventh in the senior womens race over a sodden, muddy course, full of hills and dips.

The relief from competitors was almost audible at the finish, after a very taxing course.

VPH&TH had a strong turn-out with representatives in the girls under-13 and under-15 races, eight in the womens race and 17 men competing.

Twenty-second place seemed popular with VPH&TH athletes and that was where Parris Walker finished in the girls under-13s, placing her in the top half of the results. Abigail Jowett was close behind in 29th place.

Sapphire Walker and Nekome Faye-Bargin ran the girls under-15 race, coming home in 25th and 32nd places respectively.

Claire Sarrell was second finisher among the club's women runners, again in an excellent 22nd place, while in the mens race, Dave Alcock, making his cross-country debut for the season at the event, also finished 22nd and was top club performer.

Ben Fairhall had a good run just 19 seconds behind, starting to get in some training for a Spring half marathon.

Lara Bromilow wasn't at the event. She was competing for first-claim club, Milton Keynes AC at the Bucking-hamshire championships at RAF Halton near Aylesbury and only missed out on the bronze medal by eight seconds.

She, like Singer, could well be in the Bucks team at Alton Towers meaning the VPH&TH club could have two competitiors, in different county teams.

SEVEN Victoria Park Harriers & Tower Hamlets AC members turned out in the holiday season annual Ilford AC 10 mile road race around Chigwell Row, Essex.

Best of the VP&TH performances came in the ladies race, where Jo Singer had a fine run to finish second in the event, one minute 41 seconds behind the winner of the recent Chingford League Highams Park meeting - Diana Kennedy of Woodford Green with Essex Ladies.

Ron Vialls, who on this occasion, ran for his first claim club Barking Road Runners finished 12th. Ron is also a VPH&TH member.

The course took in 10.5 miles around the Essex/Outer London countryside and incorporated the Ilford AC's club championships.


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