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Louise out in front at the Tatton 10k

- 25th Nov 2016
Louise Rudd

There was no time for picking up chestnuts in Tatton park as far as Stockport’s Louise Rudd was concerned in having an absolute conker of an outing at the annual Tatton 10 kilometre road race and there was no close opposition to be seen.

From the gun she was off on her exploits and finished the scenic parkland course in a brilliant time of 37 minutes exactly, to easily take not only the ladies’ crown but also served up the first veteran’s spot in the process.

Rudd showed no mercy on the opposition and is still in flying form after winning a gold team medal for England recently at Tollcross park, Glasgow at the British Masters’ cross country championships and she ensured a full nineteen seconds between herself and second placed Gemma Connolly of Sutton / S Helens AC who stopped the clock in 37:19 and under the continued tutelage of Harriers’ senior coach Dave Turnbull will hopefully continue to impress during the winter season.

It came up roses for Stockport’s triple jump team at the Northern open indoor meeting at Sheffield’s Institute of sport with no less than four girls in the top ten in the triple jump discipline with Katie Waterworth turning out easy winner in a massive 11:13 metres leap.

Waterworth was well supported by Emily Jarad (5th – 10:69), Amy Jackson (9th – 10:26) and Kim Pinkowski 10th in 9:98 and the opposition will no doubt take notice of the results board in a none too easy event which should make the going good for the Young athletes track and field league during the 2017 summer season.

Paul Brooks, Stephen Crook and Nicholas Hicketts all from Stockport scooped up the senior men’s team prize in 12th, 14th and 15th finish positions respectively and all ran under 58 minutes on the undulating course at the 35th annual Preston 10 mile race and will have used it as a good test run for the forthcoming Hoka One One race over the same distance from the Woodbank athletics facility.

The Stockport primary schools cross country league is now in full swing on selected Saturday mornings (see this website for more details) and following on from the new clubhouse official opening was the inaugural event with the years 3 and 4 girls’ race being started by the honorary starters being the mayor, Councillor Chris Gordon and 1970 Commonwealth champion DR Ron Hill O.B.E.

The Harriers’ annual general meeting has now taken place with two major retirements in the form of treasurer John Wharf and chairman Mike Durcan with the meeting showing their appreciation for their many years of loyal service between the two officers and events manager Mike Frost has agreed to take on the mantel of the chairmanship for the following twelve months with the new treasurer being Richard (Ben) Benson.