Fine day for Houghton Harriers

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HOUGHTON Harriers had a superb day at The Pastures in providing three individual winners in the younger age groups.

Under-11 Nicole Phillips started the ball rolling with a seven-second win over Lauren Brown of Alnwick.

Matthew Smith had a 23-second victory in the under-15 boys’ race and he led Houghton to second team place, with Harry Walker in 13th and Matthew Phillips 14th in support.

Houghton’s other winner was Alex Brown in the under-17 men’s race.

Also, Eva Hardie finished third in the under-13 girls’ event and the team were second with Courtney Clark sixth and Lydia James 15th .

Sunderland Harriers are on their way to victory in the under-17s league competition with another team win.

The counters were Mark Smith in fourth, Chris Bell sixth and Jack Tallantire seventh.