Inverness Harriers optimistic ahead of Evanton league fixture
Inverness Harriers go into tomorrow’s second of the season’s six North Country League matches at Evanton in a strong overall position after last month’s opening fixture in Keith.
At that Keith event, John Newsom led home a successful men’s team while Emily Andrew pulled off her first individual victory as part of the winning Inverness women’s trio.
The Harriers are defending men’s champions and have already made a good start to their bid to regain the women’s crown.
The senior fields, especially in the men’s race, could be affected by a fixtures clash with the Brodie Castle 10k that is taking place the following day, although the Brodie entry does appear to have attracted relatively few of the North’s leading runners.
Fields on Saturday across the wider age range may also be diminished at the front in advance of next weekend’s Scottish Short Course Cross Country Championships in Kirkcaldy.
The Harriers are also going into most of tomorrow’s events in the junior age groups in a strong position after a number of successes in the opening fixture at Keith.
The overwhelming favourite for the men’s top prize of £120 at Brodie Castle is River Ness 10k second placer Sean Chalmers of the Harriers.
The other principal contenders look likely to be Moray Road Runners Ewan Davidson and James Wilson.
However, there is currently no clear favourite for the women’s £120 award.
Highland Hill Runners have won a number of team awards at the Scottish Hill Runners season- long championship series.
The club took first place in the women’s team title and finished in second in the women’s over-40 category.
On the men’s side there were a pair of third places in both the main and the over-40 classification.