Herne Hill Harriers athletes enjoyed another medal winning day at the South of England Cross-Country Championship at Parliament Hill.

Harriers’ successes spanned the age categories, with team silver medals in both the U13 and U15 girls’ races, while the senior women placed third, the first time the club has ever won team medals in this age group.

The medals coincided with an award of life club membership to coach James McDonald.

Fellow coach Geoff Jerwood said: "The transformation of our youngsters from also rans to consistent and repeated winners since James took the helm back in 2003 has been truly incredible.

"The award criteria of 'exceptional and meritorious club service' is a massive under statement when it comes to the contribution made by James."

Back at the races, two athletes made the podium as individuals as well as collecting team medals.

The U15 girls’ team was led by Alex Brown, who finished second to add to her championship medals in her young running career to date.

Before Brown raced, another Harrier had placed an excellent third in the U13 girls’ race as Lulu King’s 800m track speed at the finish took her to within inches of silver.

Other Harriers runners who placed in the top 10 in their races were Jaden Kennedy, who was fourth in the U13 boys’ event, only one second shy of a podium position, and Stacey Ward, who finished seventh in leading our women to an unprecedented team medal success.

Team medals: U13 girls, Lulu King, Rosie Hammond, Maisie Collis and Jessica Tabraham; U15 girls, Alex Brown, Eimear Griffin, Katie Balme and Clarissa Nicholls; senior women, Stacey Ward, Karen Ellison, Katie Moore and Annes Stevens.