County XC Champs
Cross Country County Championships
The club had a great start to the year with many fine performances in the various county championships. Lara Crawford (U15G) won the Cheshire Champs by 90 seconds whilst Elliot Savage (U13 boys) won the Greater Manchester Championship. Niamh Boyd, Beth Thornton, Juliet Downs and Katie Stringer were all runners up whilst Jack Spark, James Kelly, Holly Jackson, Claudia Cowan and Oscar Schofield finished in bronze medal position.
Our best team placings came in The Greater Manchester Championships at Heaton Park with wins for the U13 boys, U17 women, U20 women, senior women and senior men.
Our most successful team was the U13 boys who finished 3 teams in 1st, 3rd and 5th place. Well done to Elliot Savage, Jack Spark, Evan Savage, Archie McCarron, Harry Edmundson, Luke Chinoy, Will Parker, Josh Colquhoun-Lynn, Jack Batten and Sam Jones. A special mention goes to James Kelly (3rd) and Charlie Tittensor (8th) who had great runs in the Cheshire Championships. Overall we had 8 U13 boys finish in the top 10 (an incredible show of strength in depth).
The U20 women’s team of, Claudia Cowan 2nd, Juliet Downs 3rd and Olivia Green 4th were comfortable winners as were the U17 team of Beth Thornton, Holly Jackson and Hannah Whitchalls whilst Aine Gibbons and Mia Gibbons performed with great credit.
Katie Stringer ran the race of her life to finish runner up in the u13 girl’s race and teamed up with Olivia Brown and Libby Hill to finish 5th team, only 2 points behind the bronze medals. We also had 5th team finishes from the U15 girls team of Maisie Wiseman, Laura Hole and Rose Sinclair and the U15 boys team of George Safranauskas, Ben Dargan, Alex James and Zac Gaillemin.
The clubs overall medal count was, 18 gold, 5 silver and 9 bronze. The majority of these medallists will now be in line for possible county selection as will Steffi Moss, Sean Gee, Joe Blakemore, Luke Kelly, James Kelly, Charlie Tittensor, Anabelle Bygrave and Megan Finn who were all top 10 finishers.
A special mention also to our youngest medallist Oscar Schofield who not only finished 3rd in the Lancashire U11 Championships but has been selected to represent Great Britain in the world swim/run Championships.
Nigel Martin was 3rd in the Cheshire Champs at Delemere with Ian Wetherall 1st V50 in 12th place. Tom Fordyce was 1st V40 in 19th place.
Stephanie Moss and Megan Finn were our only counters in the U20 girls.
At The Greater Manchester Hannah Browns was just behind the winner in the Senior ladies race closely followed by Ellen Downs in 3rd. Sarah Douglas was 17th and Anne Chinoy 21st (1st Vet 40). Well done also to Jane Thomas, Sinead Ferguson, Lydia Briggs, Alice Birch, Carla Ousey and Tracey Taylor.
Gareth Raven was 1st V40 at Heaton Park in 5th place closely followed by U23 Adam Sciacca in 6th. Then came, Callum Rowlinson, Nathan Harrison, Alex Bradford, Ken Hunt, Chris Donnelly, Craig Bradbury, Chris Green, Damien Jones, Kevin Foster, Ashley Lindsey and Tim Rainey.
Well done to Jaimie Roden on winning at the Nottinghamshire/Derbyshire County Cross Country Championships.
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Posted 07/01/2018 18:01