HAILSHAM Harriers finished runners-up in the sixth and final round of the East Sussex Sunday Cross-Country League.
The Harriers team of seven put in some great performances in cold weather on a new five-mile course across compact snowy fields and through the hilly wood in Snape Wood, Wadhurst.
For the men, Lee Ashworth had a superb run to finish fourth in a time of 32m25s in a race won by Kris Everett, from Hastings Athletic Club, in 31m36s.
Martin Bell followed up with another good performance to gain 31st in 39m20s and the evergreen Brian Winn, who crossed the line 77th with 50m47s, added to the points tally.
Once again, however, it was the ladies who gained valuable points with Emma Richards first lady again and 15th overall with 36m56s.
Hot on her heels was Sam Alvarez, who was second lady and 17th overall with 37m39s.
Jo Curran was third lady and 19th overall in 38m04s, with Olivia Webb fourth lady and 20th overall in 38m22s.
A number of Harriers also collected category awards for the series with the best four scores from the six events counting: Senior men - 2nd Lee Ashworth 792pts; over-50 men - 3rd Dale Martin 725pts; over-65 men - 1st John Taylor 547pts; senior ladies - 1st Emma Richards 800pts, 2nd Jo Curran 794pts; over-35 ladies - 1st Sam Alvarez 797pts, 2nd Olivia Webb 780pts.
Harriers continue to train on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7pm at Summerheath Hall, Hailsham, and all runners are welcome. Further information is available on the club website www.hailsham-harriers.org.uk
RIGHT: Lee Ashworth