The 2017 SEAA Cross Country Championships were held last Saturday (28th Jan) at Parliament Hill Fields, North London.

More than 2,000 male runners were unleashed, stampeding up one of the city’s best known viewpoints. One spectator was heard to say, “OH my god, it’s like Ben Hur,” as the human cavalcade thundered towards him. “More like Braveheart,” said another, when the forerunners of the brightly coloured pack crested the first hill. Its  like a scene from a medieval battlefield.

Beside the course, hundreds of tents were pitched over a churned hillside, banners unfurled, bearing the colours and crests of running clubs from across the country.

It’s one of the greatest, most epic events you can ever take part in. You don’t have to be a Mo Farah or Paula Radcliffe to do so; it’s open to all Club Runners of all standards. Most of Poole Runners “old timers” will have run in the event many times.

Club Results are below.  Let’s see if for 2018 we can double the number of Poole Runners attending this classic event.

U13 Girls

201 Suzzy Forster        14.50

280 Milly Small            18.30

U15 Girls

48 Fern Kimber            18.06

146 Isabelle Somers    19.37

263 Gilly Robson          25.05

U17 Women

49 Lola Brown Araujo 22.31

70 Alice Forster           23.24

118 Lita Short              25.19

Senior Women 8K.

343 Sarah Swift          41.44

517 Annette Lewis     49.30

521 Angela Brown     49.46


U13 Boys

298 Harry Seargeant   14.45

U15 Boys

98 Nat Willmore          16.42

225 Will Brodie            18.34

U17 Men

25 Dom Willmore       20.31

111 Jo Mitchell           22.31

U20 Men

48 Andy Smith           30.00

51 Tom East               30.06

Senior Men 15K

640 Colin Somers      1.07.07

961 Alan Lewis           1.16.53