Perkin breaks tape for Harriers double
WILL Perkin was a double winner at Chiltern Harriers’ first Cross Country Club Championships at the weekend.
The competition, in which Perkin won both the senior men’s (overall) and under-20 men’s categories, was incorporated into Harriers’ fourth Chiltern League match, at Keysoe on Saturday.
With all the senior men running together, youngster Perkin came home first overall while George Gillingwater was the first senor male home with Nick Hughes the veteran men’s champion.
The younger age groups were won by Will Brown (U17 men), Angus Williams (U15 boys), Woody Jackson (U13 boys) and Oakley Denson (U11 boys).
There was also a double win for Bex Nkoane, who was the first vetean woman home and the overal race winner, while Louise Durman was the first senior woman home in the same race. The younger age groups were won by Robyn Watkins (U17 women), Jane Williamson (U15 girls), Orla Williams (U13 girls) and Frankie Baxter (U11 girls).
At the league match itself, Harriers finished third and are sitting comfortably in third place in the standings with one match left.
Baxter bagged her first league win in the U11 girls’ race while Denson won his third consecutive race in the U11 boys’, backed up by Alfie Clifford in third.
Orla Williams and Abbie Henderson produced a Chiltern 1-2 in the U13 girls’, while Jackson was another with a first win in the U13 boys’, backed by Cormac Nisbet in third, a position matched by Angus Williams in the U15 boys’ race.
Decorated: Chiltern Harriers’ medal winners at Keysoe.