Esther Evans makes it a double for Harriers

ESTHER Evans won her second Middlesex cross-country title at Trent Park on Saturday as Highgate Harriers took gold in the individual and county events.

Evans (pictured) crossed the line in 32 minutes and 32 seconds on Saturday, four seconds clear of Serpentine’s Becky Glover (32:36).

London Heathside’s Sue Rust was third runner home in 34:09 as she led her club to a third-placed finish, but Highgate were the day’s big winners as they secured first place.

Other Highgate finishers high up the field were Lindsay Kehoe in ninth (35:35), Sarah Bailey in 10th (35:40), and 13th-placed Louise Flaherty (36:42).

Natasha Cendrowicz finished 22nd, Gaelle Lebray was 26th and Kirat Nandra 59th.

There were also celebrations for the Harriers’ Under-13 boys’ team, who took gold ahead of Thames Valley Harriers and Enfield & Haringey.

George Gould led the Harriers home in fourth place in 12:37, followed closely by Alexander Machin-Paley in sixth (12:42), and Terrance Fawden in eighth (13:01).

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They were backed up by Arnold Harrison (21st in 14:10) and Keshin Harrison (30th in 15:03).