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Themi Petridis and Ruby Featherstone helped Bishop's Stortford Running Club have a good second round in the Local League Cross Country hosted by Harlow Running & Tri Club



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Themi Petridis and Ruby Featherstone helped Bishop's Stortford Running Club have a good second round in the Local League Cross Country on Sunday.

The event was hosted by Harlow Running & Tri Club at Mark Hall Sports Centre, with a muddy 4.8-mile course starting and finishing on Church Langley Playing Fields and encompassing woodland trails and a stream crossing.

Petridis finished second overall out of 76 men while Featherstone was fourth out of 73 women for the green and gold.

Robinne Colby in the Local League Cross Country. Picture: Harlow Running and Tri Club (54166874)
Robinne Colby in the Local League Cross Country. Picture: Harlow Running and Tri Club (54166874)

Strong performances from the rest of the Stortford runners – who numbered 15 men and 20 women, including first-timers Robinne Colby, Frances Iwaschkin and Sarah Porter – helped them cement second place in the league overall. The men stayed second while the women moved up from fourth to second.

Later the same day, Featherstone was in action again as she and Kathryn Chapman competed in the senior women's competition at the Herts County Cross Country Championships in Welwyn Garden City.

Chapman crossed the line in 10th place while Featherstone came 26th.

Kathryn Chapman at Poole Park Round the Lakes Boxing Day 10k. Picture: Poole Athletic Club (54166872)
Kathryn Chapman at Poole Park Round the Lakes Boxing Day 10k. Picture: Poole Athletic Club (54166872)

Chapman's son Luke Dunham, who attends The Bishop's Stortford High School and was highly commended in the Young Sports Personality category at November's Indies community awards, finished fourth in the under-15 boys' competition.

There were very few races over the festive period, but Chris Chew ran the Peterborough New Year's Eve 10k in 44min 10sec, finishing 92nd out of 877 and third in the MV55 section. Chapman ran the Poole Park Round the Lakes Boxing Day 10k in 38.53 and was the second lady home as she beat the club FV45 record.



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