2015 Club Cross Country Champs


The sixteenth annual Tunbridge Wells Harriers Club Cross Country Championship took place on Saturday 21st March at 10am in Hargate Forest. Conditions were dry and cold, with enough mud and standing water to make the 3-lap 1.8 mile course a good challenge. Numbers were down on previous years due to clashes with other races in the calendar, but thirteen harriers turned up to compete.

Club Chairman Andy Howey again won this year’s race in a superb and unchallenged time of 34:59. There was a good race between 2nd and 3rd place, with Terry Everest taking an early lead but falling behind Kieran Fitzpatrick towards the end of the second lap, extending to a minute lead by the finish in a time of 39:19.

In the ladies race there were only two competitors, with regular cross-country runner F35 Carol Tsang finishing in a time of 50:10, followed by F55 Lucille Joannes in 55:19. The 2-lap M70 race was then between the duo of Eric Schofield, finishing in 43:25 and Bryon ‘Spud’ Taylor finishing in 57:48.

Thanks to all runners who came along despite other racing commitments, Andy Howey for setting up the course and to George Harris and Mark Taylor for helping clear up all the course markers. Thanks as always to the Woodland Trust for their support and allowing us to use the forest for the event.


Place Name Gun Time Chip Time
1 Andy Howey 34:59:00 34:59:00 1st M50
2 Kieran Fitzpatrick 39:19:00 39:19:00 1st Senior Male
3 Terry Everest 40:25:00 40:25:00
4 Simon Howden 40:55:00 40:55:00 1st M40
5 Allan Collard 41:49:00 41:49:00
6 Mark Taylor 41:52:00 41:52:00 1st M60
7 Mike Tull 43:25:00 43:25:00
8 George Harris 46:01:00 46:01:00
9 Derek Harrison 47:42:00 47:42:00
10 Carol Tsang 50:10:00 50:10:00 1st F35
11 Lucille Joannes 55:19:00 55:19:00 1st F55
1 Eric Schofield 43:25:00 43:25:00 1st M70
2 Bryon ‘Spud’ Taylor 57:48:00 57:48:00