The second of five fixtures for this season was held at the Fryent Country Park, Kingsbury on Saturday 28th October, 2017 in conjunction with the Liddiard Trophy races. Conditions were perfect for good cross country racing. Many parents and friends attended to encourage the youngsters in their efforts.
The Under 11 Boys race over 2000 metres had 43 finishers. Henry Englishby lead home the Queens Park Harriers recording a respectable 22nd in 10 minutes 27 seconds. S. Jabber came 31st in 11-19 while other finishers were S. Reycherry 34th in 11-31, Louis Howard 39th in 13-16 and he was followed closely by his brother R. Howard 40th in 13-24. In the team result we were 8th of 11 teams with 126 points.
The Under 13 Boys contested a distance of 3000 metres and 49 completed the race. Max Witt ran well to finish 32nd recording 13-41 with K.Ajilore coming 49th. In the team result the boys were 14th of the 14 teams with 181 points.
4000 metres was the distance for the Under 15 Boys race and 39 completed the distance. William McKenzie was a creditable 27th in 16-03 while Alex Quin was 34th in 17-06. Despite suffering an injury Noah Barnard completed the distance coming 38th in 19-08. The boys were 11th of 12 teams with 139 points.
The Under 17 Men competed over 4700 metres. Pride of place went to Nathan Barnard who was in the leading two all the way and eventually triumphed in 15-35. His excellent performance was the result of his consistent training. Not far behind was the greatly improving Owen Quin in an excellent 5th position recording 16-55. Fourteen completed the race and we were 3rd of the five teams with 36 points.
1200 metres was the distance raced by the Under 11 Girls and a thrilling contest developed with less than a minute separating the top 20 finishers. E. Norton performed excellently to be 8th in 6-19 and was just ahead of N.Lind who recorded 6-29 for 14th place. Then came Eadie Solanki-Hackson 20th in 6-51, L. Davis 32nd in 7-27, L. Baki 33rd in 7-29 and H.Baki 42nd in 8-57. 43 finished. The girls produced our best team results on the day. The A team was 4th (42 points) and the B team came 13th (107 points).16 teams finished.
The Under 13 girls raced over 2000 metres. A Queen's Park Harrier competitor was 23rd in 10-25 (her name was not recorded, unfortunately). The same happened in the Under 15 Girls race over 3000 metres. A Queen's Park Harrier competitor came 24th of 28 finishers recording 14-24.