Harriers have plenty in reserve

Ruth Jones.
Ruth Jones.
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Nene Valley’s ladies squad took on the nation’s elite when contesting the National Road Relays at Sutton Coldfield on Saturday, writes Barry Warne.

And despite having virtually a full team of runners missing through Injury and holidays, Ruth Jones’s team put in a highly creditable performance to finish 38th.

Ruth Jones and Sophie Wilkinson-Hargate ran the 5.3 mile legs in times of 36:20 and 38:19 respectively, while Yvonne Scarrott was the fastest of four Harriers on the shorter 5k legs with a time of 22:12, just two seconds quicker than Hannah Randle.

Louise Blake ran 22:53 and newcomer Gemma Skells completed the six-strong team with a 28:00 clocking .

Team captain Jones said: “With so many talented athletes missing we did well to field such a competitive team. I’m proud of them all.”