Eastern Counties title is a bonus for Hunts AC man Bruce

Bruce Grimley won the M60 age group at the Eastern Counties Veterans' Championships.

Bruce Grimley won the M60 age group at the Eastern Counties Veterans' Championships. - Credit: Archant

Hunts AC have a new champion.

The successful Hunts AC trio of Polly Smith (left), Karen Cameron (centre) and Siobhan Skinner (righ

The successful Hunts AC trio of Polly Smith (left), Karen Cameron (centre) and Siobhan Skinner (right) won the Senior Women team prize at the Wicksteed Park Charity Cup Open. - Credit: Archant

Bruce Grimley won the M60 age bracket in the Eastern Counties Vetereans’ Championships.

Grimley clocked 33:29 for a five-mile course at the event which was incorporated into the Wolverton 5 event in Milton Keynes.

Another of the club’s elder statesmen was in winning form at the Festive Forest Challenge near Bury St Edmunds.

Andy Richardson took the honours in the M50 category and was third overall in the off-road half marathon staged in West Stowe Country Park.


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There was also success for Hunts AC athletes at Wicksteed Park in the Kettering venue’s Charity Cup Open cross-country meet.

Siobhan Skinner led home Polly Smith for a Hunts AC one-two in the Senior Women’s event over a 4,900m course.

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That result completed a good few days for 17 year-old talent Smith who has been invited to attend an interview for a place at Oxford University.

Karen Cameron finished as the third-scoring Hunts lady to ensure they also scooped the team honours in the Senior Women’s section.

Jason Hart sampled success at Wicksteed Park by winning the Under 11 Boys race over 2,000m while Joey Croft added to the club’s medal haul with a silver in the Under 17 Men’s race over a 6,600m distance.

It was also a memorable event for sisters Lexi and Shannon Flockhart as they both collected silver medals in the Under 11 Girls and Under 15 Girls races which were staged over 2,000m and 4,300m courses respectively.

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