Ten junior members represented the club at the third Mid Lancs Cross Country meeting at Liverpool’s Sefton Park. The meeting also incorporated the British Athletics UK Cross Country Challenge and was a qualifying race for the forthcoming European Cross Country Championships and, as such, it attracted many of the top runners from all over the British Isles. The Under 11’s were first to run and Zane Seddon got off to a great start, soon establishing himself in second place which he maintained for the duration crossing the line in 7:10. Louis Eunson made a fantastic return to the cross country scene finishing 10th in 7:47. Brothers Aaron and Danny Forshaw also produced great performances with elder brother Aaron finishing 24th in 8:21 and Danny 50th in 9:09. In the girls race Rebecca Tate was in fine form finishing 44th in 9:23 with Georgia Norman not too far behind her in 55th (9:40). Youngest member Charlotte Thompson made a fantastic cross country debut crossing the line in 69th in 10:19. In the U13 girls race Hollie Winstanley ran a strong race to finish 63rd in 13:32 and Isla Gordon continued her improvement with 85th in 15:01. Ella Moulding and Chloe Norman were the last two to run in the U15 girls race and Ella finished in a very creditable 21st in 11:37 with Chloe Norman improving on last years time (77th in 13:23).
The Lancashire Cross Country Championships will be staged on Saturday 3rd January 2015 at Witton Park Blackburn. It is up to individual athletes to enter this event and the closing date for postal entries is 15th December. You can also enter on line or on the day (costs £1 more on the day).
Well Done everyone who ran in the Junior Green Drive Mile this morning. You were all Brilliant!!
Photographs have now been uploaded.
You can now view the full race results at Junior Green Drive Mile Results
The cross country season got of to an early start for Ella Moulding on Saturday when she opted for an early race in the first of the Red Rose League series of races. Leigh Harriers, the race organisers, had used their imagination when designing the course which contained a good mixture of trails, woodland paths and fields and as well as an interesting course, runners were also treated to almost perfect weather conditions. Ella was in the U15 girls race and she soon established herself in a good position just behind the leading girl and this was to be the story for almost all of the 4K course. It was only in the final 100m that a superb turn of pace could not be matched by the leading girl and Ella raced across the line to record her first cross country victory in a Lytham Vest in a time of 15:26.
Two Junior athletes competed in the Lytham Hall 5K and both returned with PB’s and a Prize for their efforts.
Wade Agar smashed his previous personal best to finish 67th and first U16 boy in 24:00 and Ella Moulding showed signs of her continued improvement finishing 24th, 3rd lady and 1st junior in 19:23