Beccles and Bungay Harriers
Cross Country Awards 2020
Unfortunately this year we have been unable to get together to celebrate an excellent cross country season so we will be announcing the awards here and hoping to get together later in the year. Here are some of the highlights of a successful year.
Early in the season we took our juniors to the Junior XC relays organised by Ipswich Jaffa at bourne park, we had 5 teams across 3 age groups - U11, U13 and U15. Our U11 boys team stormed home to take 1st place, whilst our U11 girls picked up 3rd place. In the U13 age group both the girls team and the mixed team both came in 2nd place and the mixed team in the U15 also came in 2nd. There were some notable individual performances by Izzy Last (1st U13), Alfie Winzor-Saile (2nd U11) and Tamiya Thurston (2nd U11).
In December we had one athlete representing Norfolk at the Southern Inter-Counties Cross country, Izzy Last in U13 girls coming in 63rd place and was the 4th Norfolk girl home. Lynn Emmett also travelled to Oxford to compete in the Southern XC masters championships coming in 25th overall and 7th in the W50 age group
The County championships took place in January and we had athletes competing in both the Norfolk and Suffolk events. At Norfolk there were 3 athletes - Will Last (10th U11 boys), Izzy Last (7th U13 girls), Lynn Emmett (1st W50). At Suffolk there were 2 athletes, Lauren Howe (2nd Snr Ladies) and Gary Howe (3rd M65).
Later in January our club travelled to the Southern XC Championships at Parliament Hill fields in London. This is a course notorious for it's hills and mud and 6 of our athletes braved the conditions and completed the course. In the U13 age group we had Izzy Last, Alfred Winzor-Saile, Nathan Clark and in the Senior Events Lynn Emmett, Anna Clark and Gary Howe took part. This was the first big event for some of our athletes and I think they all enjoyed the experience.
In February we went to Wollaton Park for the National XC championships. Once again we had a small team of 8 across 4 different races. Nathan Clark took part in the U13 race and the conditions were so muddy that he lost a shoe and had to run most of the race in just a sock! Cara Howe represented the Harriers in the Junior womens age group and we had 3 women in the senior womens race with a notable performance by Lauren coming in 87th out of 900 athletes and Lynn Emmett and Anna Clark also running. In the senior mens race Andrew Harvey, Gary Howe and Stephen Harvey all battled their way around the course in deteriorating conditions.
At the Inter-Counties at Prestwold Hall, Loughborough, two athletes were selected to run for Norfolk - Izzy Last in the U13 girls and Lynn Emmett in the senior women. Both had a good run, Izzy Last was in the top half of high class field and was 3rd Norfolk girl home.
In the schools events two of our athletes were selected to represent their county in the Anglian Schools race where Izzy Last was 7th and Malachi Fabian was 61st. Both qualified through the Schools XC county championship races.
Finally, it was a very successful year at the Suffolk Winter League. In the junior event we had 6 athletes with 5 completing the series (3 races needed). Brooke Oram won the U17 girls series with 3 wins, Izzy Last was 2nd in the series in the U13 girls, Malachi Fabian improved throughout the season to come 3rd in the final race moving him up to 6th place in the U15 boys. Kaitlin Sinden (12th U15) and Alfred Winzor-Saile (16th U13) also completed enough races to finish the series. There were also three U11 races where many of our younger juniors gained some cross-country experience.
In the senior age group, we had 30 athletes taking part in at least one race and 14 completing the whole series. Lynn Emmett won the W50 category with 4 individual wins and Judy Potter came 2nd in the W70 category. Gary performed well across the season with a 5th position in the M65 category. There were many great performances, some by newcomers to the league with Ewan Winzor-Saile our fastest finisher across all 5 races.
B&BH Junior Awards
Izzy Last - County selection, SWL 2nd place
Malachi Fabian - County selection
Brooke Oram - SWL 1st place
Nathan Clark - Southern and National XC championships
Stars of the future
Charlotte Winzor-Saile, Liam Durrant, Alfred Winzor-Saile, Rebecca Sinden, Kaitlin Sinden
Junior XC BBH Club Champions for 2020
B&BH Senior Awards
Lauren Howe – County Championships 2nd place
Lynn Emmett – County Championships 1st place, SWL 1st place, county selection
Judy Potter – SWL 2nd place
Gary Howe – County Championships 3rd place
Anna Clark – Southern and National XC championships
Stephen Harvey – National XC championships
Mark Hurren – Showed the biggest improvement over the season at the SWL gaining experience and confidence in every race.
Gail Glayzer and Stefan Goodswen
Michelle Hewitt, Sue Sinden, Annette Copeman-Lamoureux, Andrew Harvey,
Ewan Winzor-Saile, Anthony Sinden, Kevin Copeman-Lamoureux, Ian Gardner
Senior XC Club Champions for 2020
Well done and see you all next season
Suffolk Winter League - Pakenham 01-03-20
Sunday 1st March 2020 was the fourth in the series of xc runs in the Suffolk Winter League. It was a new venue for everyone as Bury St Edmunds Pacers had moved the race from the beautiful Nowton Park in Bury St Edmunds to Nether Hall, Pakenham, just east of Bury St Edmunds. Despite the slightly long walk from the field car park it was another typically picturesque country hall grounds, at least equally as pleasant as Nowton Park. The course was both xc and trail like in places with some modest hills and not too much mud - surprisingly!
Proceedings started with the junior race at 10.45am. This was one lap and about 3K. We had four juniors taking part. Kaitlin Sinden, Brooke Oram, Malachi Fabian and Izzy Last. All did very well but Malachi came in a very respectable 6th with Izzy not far behind at 24th (but also as first girl back – which is fantastic). They were followed by Brooke at 44th and Kaitlin at 77th. Well done all.
Just after the juniors started the U11 race went ahead. It was supposed to be an 800m course, but I am told it seemed more like 1.2K! This time we had three taking part. Tayla Goodswen, Ethan Glayzer and Liam Durrant. Again, all tried hard for the club with Ethan coming in 4th, Liam 10th and Tayla 12th. All are well under 11years – so looks good for the future if we can keep them engaged.
In the adult female contingent we had Suzannah, Annette, Michelle, Lynn and new girl Gail Glayzer. We managed to find her a club shirt to wear thanks to Alli Hurren removing a layer of much needed clothing! For the men we had Kevin, Stephen, Stefan, Gary, Mark, Anthony, Ian, Ewan and Jonathan. Their race went off at 11.15am and consisted of two laps (8K). Despite several having various injuries we still put up a good show with Ewan coming home as the first B&BH member back in 47th, followed by Mark in 65th and Lynn in 78th place. Jonathan, Anthony and Stefan all came back in close company of 100th, 103rd and 104th respectively. Gail did very well in her first race for us to finish 166th, whilst Suzannah continues to improve at 172nd. Well done Stephen for completing yet another xc with very little training. Also, a tidy race for Michelle just keeping out of the 200’s at 197th.
Many thanks to Annette for also bringing the hot water container with tea and coffee; to Ewan for giving Malachi a lift; to Julie for recording times and to Lynn for organising us!
Results as follows: -
4th Ethan Glayzer (8)
10th Liam Durrant (7)
12th Tayla Goodswen (7)
6th Malachi Fabian (14)
24th Izzy Last (1st Girl) (12)
44th Brooke Oram (15)
77th Kaitlin Sinden (15)
47th Ewan Sail
65th Mark Hurren
78th Lynn Emmett
100th Jonathan Puxley
103rd Anthony Sinden
104th Stefan Goodswen
147th Gary Howe
166th Gail Glayzer
170th Ian Gardner
172nd Suzannah Sinden
197th Michelle Hewitt
202nd Stephen Harvey
229th Annette Copeman-Lamoureux
233rd Kevin Copeman-Lamoureux
Official placing and times should be available by the end of next week.
TWO MORE RUN LEADERS TO OUR GROWING COACHING TEAM
Congratulations to Mark Hurren for becoming a UK Athletics, Run Leader (LiRF, Leaders in Running Fitness) following attendance at a one-day course in mid-August 2019. Also, many congratulations to Mark's wife, Alison Hurren who attended a two day Coaching Assistant course on the 7th and 8th September 2019. Alison said "it has been really good, lots packed into each day!". So we now have a two 'coach' Hurren family, along with our best club supporter, their wonderful son, Blake, well done both!