Sherman Cup / Davison Shield 2015
[Wed 14th Oct]
The Sherman Cup (men) and Davison Shield (women) competition returned to Temple Park, South Shields on Saturday 10th October. With the first three finishers from each club in every age category (except U11's) counting towards the team score, the clubs who turn out most runners throughout the series of races are likely to be the overall winners.
In sunny, calm conditions the U11 boys was the first race away with Blyth's contingent of Sam Browning (12th), Joshua Martin (20th) and Joshua Crisp (51st) all running well on the fast course. This was immediately followed by the U11 girls with the fast improving Abi Fiddaman finishing 17th.
In the U13 races, Blyth was represented by Will Browning (59th) and Kyle McLaren (70th) in the boys race but unfortunately had no runners in the U13 girls race. The U15 boys race saw the highlight of the day from a Blyth perspective with first year U15 Josh Fiddaman surprising everyone by recording an excellent first place, Josh was supported by Liam Marsh, a relative newcomer to running and especially cross country to record an impressive 23rd place finish.
Jake Masterman and Erin Scott both ran well to finish 9th and 25th in the U17 men and U17/U20 women races respectively.
Blyth fielded 5 runners in both the senior/veteran men's and women's races. With the womens race away first, Leanne Herron (60th), Heather Christopher (61st) and Helen Morris (181st) combined to give Blyth women 14th place in the vets team competition, Louise Coultate (244th; our only senior women runner) and Anne Craddock (263rd) completed our representation. The mens race saw Jon French (fresh from his run at the stampede earlier in the morning) finish in 115th place, followed home by Rob Barkley (151st), Graeme Stewart (189th), Shaun Dodd (292nd) and Dave Bradley (413th). Rob, Shaun and Dave combined to be 24th vets team.
All results can be found on the Harrier League website.