Harriers compete well in a strong field for 1066 relay

The highlight of the weekend for the Hailsham Harriers was the 1066 Relay organised by Hastings Runners. The relay began at Pevensey Castle and concluded at Rye, a distance of 33.25miles.

The event was divided into five legs ranging from just over three miles to 11 miles and the stages were based at Herstmonceux Castle, Battle, Kent Street, Icklesham before arrival at Rye.

Among the 55 teams taking part including, some notable London clubs, Hailsham Harriers fielded two teams, a mixed and ladies squad and additionally two Harrier Ladies ran in the Team Battle mixed team.

Conditions, although sunny, were rather cold and the recent rain caused the off-road tracks to be particularly muddy but each team fared well with the mixed team home in 12th place in a total time of 4h19m50s, and the ladies placed 28th with 4h44m54s.

Leg positions and times: Mixed Leg1 Alissa Ellis 18th ,48m40s, Leg 2 Steve Gillett 16th ,1h26m42s, Leg 3 Sue Cooper 20th, 24m20s, Leg 4 Martin Bell 17th 59m01s, Leg 5 17th 41m07s. Ladies Leg 1 Maria Stewart 38th 54m51s, Leg 2 Juliette Sukoco 25th 1h30m47s, Leg 3 Julie Chicken 24th 24m31s, Leg 4 Felicity Webster 32nd 1h08m26s, Leg 5 Jane Barlow 34th 46m00s.

In Team Battle Esther Dunn ran leg 1 in 59m36s and Jane Jeater leg 5 in 58m46s and Annette Feakes ran in leg 2 with 1h38m14s.

A great event which was won by Beckenham RC from Canterbury Harriers and the ladies won by Dulwich Runners. In addition Juliette Sukoco was awarded first in her age category for her stage.

Sam leads Harriers home at Haywards

Meanwhile Sam Alvarez continued her fine form at the Haywards Harriers 10-mile race.

Alvarez was the first Harrier home and came 26th overall in 1h08m23s from Caroline Wood. Other placings were 79th Louise Taylor 1h17m05s, 168th John Taylor 1h26m58s, 351st Fran Doe 1h49m30s.

Finally, the Burgess Hill 10k attracted Karen Bowler in 144th with 52m35s, and Tim Bowler in 293rd with 61m44s.