Weekly Report – 23/12/19

Hawtin Shield

Now into it’s 56th year, the Hawtin Shield returned in it’s traditional pre Christmas slot, with Crawfordsburn Country Park playing host to 61 North Down athletes for the annual 5k handicap race.

As ever, the club was honoured to have the Hawtins as guests, and to award the trophy that bears their name, Ella Riddell taking a well deserved victory, from fellow junior members Eva McCann and Lauren Cheatley

Jack Logan (18:14) recorded the fastest time of the morning, a particularly fine effort given the undulating nature of the route, while junior member Jamie Gaw (18:31) was in flying form and just edged out Francis Marsh (18:32) for 2nd. Mac Eager (21:35) had a great run to finish as fastest lady, from Murphy Miller (21:49) and Lucy Cheatley 22:10, with a stream of fast finishing athletes crossing shortly after, before heading to the visitors centre for hard earned refreshments.