Damon Williams

Cross Country Captain

 

My interest in sports participation starts from school age, I was known as the Road Runner as I ran everywhere!

 

I got involved in most sports, but clearly cross country and track were my bag. Coached at school I went on to represent Sussex County XC team and track. I joined Blackheath Harriers in my late teens where I quickly gained more experience from club coach Mike – a coaching legend 

 

Blackheath Harriers helped me to achieve Kent Country Runner status. The near pinnacle moment was when I was on the shortlist for the England team for XC finish top 30 at the inter-counties. The England vest was mine – however I twisted my ankle during warm up and had a stinker of a race (hey ho). I remained a Kent Vest athlete for years to come.

 

From my early 30s life changed and I was running less but enjoying an odd run. Eventually finding the running mojo I was told of the Maidstone Harriers. Joining was a fantastic choice where I came to make new friends and enjoy the run and social side as well as being encouraged to be involved and help with the Harriers “run for all” ethic.