Newplace Park Cross Country

Mud, mud and more mud was the theme at the 3rd East Sussex Cross Country League event on Sunday December 15th. After a few days of heavy rain fall 15 Harriers braved the tough conditions and what can only be described as a total Mud Fest!! 💩

First brave harrier to off into the mud was Franco Glover-Grundy who ran in the Under 11 boys. Franco came in 5th overall achieving an amazing time of 10:15 👍🏻 well done Franco 🖤❤️

In the adults race Ross Brocklehurst was the first harrier home and 12th overall in a time of 34:04 with ladies Captain 👩🏼‍✈️ Alissa Ellis 2nd lady, 31st overall and in a time of 36:05 🏆 Gareth Taplin (53rd) 38:56, Carl Barton (60th) 39:35, Sarah Underwood (72nd) 40:03, Paul Howell (42:31) (109th), Chairman Andy ‘Ruffs’ Ruffell (136th) 44:46, Peter Drake (181st) 48:15, Hannah Deubert-Chapman (205th) 50:30, Sarah Woolie Gloves 🧤(210th) 51:02, Felicity Williams 🇫🇷 (230th) 52:47, Lisa Philips (249th) 54:59, Lord Norman Harris 👑(273rd) 59:44, Karen Hoskin (299) 65:24

Well done team black and red 🖤❤️

Incredible performances by you all and in the words of our chairman Andy ‘Ruffs’ Ruffell ………….

‘Everyone who ran at New Place Farm today take a bow. In an event on a course that gives Cross Country it’s identity and definition, thank you. The support and performance displayed is the thing that makes the black n red so special’

Currently we stand in 5th place overall. With 3 races left of the 19/20 season, lets push for a record harriers turnout. The next fixture is provisionally scheduled for the 2nd February 2020 at Heathfield Park.

Rest those XC spikes, Merry Christmas 🎄 Hailsham Harriers and a Happy New Year to you all 🥳 🖤❤️