ATHLETICS - Coventry Godiva Harriers return to cross country league action - The Coventry Observer

ATHLETICS - Coventry Godiva Harriers return to cross country league action

Coventry Editorial 15th Nov, 2023   0

COVENTRY Godiva Harriers’ men’s and women’s teams returned to cross country league action in Cheltenham.

The men’s A team were led home by Scott Hudspith (29th) and Daniel Clarke (30th) with Joe McLeod (54th), Phil Gould (142nd), Adam Jackson (157th and 46th junior) on his senior league debut and Kevin Otieno (172nd).

Godiva finished 13th on the day with a total of 597 points and sit one place above the relegation zone following their first outing of the season.

The B team were led home by Munya Mukesi (173rd) with Matt Hadlum (193rd), Jason Brotherhood (200th), Michael Todd (203rd), David Cooper (209th) and Daniel Gaggini (210th).

There were also fine runs from Joe Chalmers (212th), Richard Todd (213rd), Sam Katanda (217th) on debut, Will Chalmers (223rd and 52nd junior) on his senior debut, Chris Hurst (238th) on debut, Waising Yip (246th) and Ben Hoskins (250th).

Further back were Will Averill (259th), Nathan Jones (261st), Justin Gilbert (262nd) on debut, Nick Bennett (264th), Martin Gittins (266th) and Matt Danes (272nd).

In the ladies race, Sophie Hurst (27th) led the team home with Samantha Puri (96th), Amelia Starling (143rd) and Jayne Mumford (159th).

The ladies finished 18th overall and will need to claw their way up the table throughout the season if they are to avoid relegation.

There were also fine runs from Sophia Charters (162nd), Victoria Wilson (173rd), Shona Murray (175th and 33rd junior) on her senior debut, Dewi Dankmeyer (178th), Jodie Greenfield (184th) on debut, Ang Leyva (188th) and Flavie Rasson (190th).

The club’s athletes are next in action at Wolverhampton on Saturday, December 2.

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