English National XC Championships 2015 – Bronze for Joe

English National XC Championships 2015 – Bronze for Joe

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The English National cross country championships took place in London this weekend the 21st February, at Parliament Hill Fields. A number of ECH athlete’s took to the very muddy tough course, competing against the best runners in the country. The highlight of the day for East Cheshire was Joe Steward finishing a brilliant 3rd to take the Bronze medal in the Junior Men’s race.

Age group results:

Under 13 Girls

Four ECH girls ran brilliantly with the team finishing an impressive 21st overall. Abby O’Neil 66th, Megan Lewis 112th, Freya Handley 178th and Alyssa Davey 217th made up the team.

Under 15 Boys

Only one representative for ECH, with Louie Haynes having a fantastic run showing what good form he is in, finishing in 53rd position.

Under 17 Women

Two girls took to the course, both having great runs, Lily McGuinness finished a solid 90th position with Alannah Newell close behind in 165th.

Under 17 Men

Three athletes flew the flag for ECH, all having very good runs, Luke Piper 92nd, George Lewis 130th and Patrick O’Brien 257th.

Junior Women

Hayley Simpson was ECH’s representative finishing a very solid 108th position.

Junior Men

As mentioned above Joe Steward had a fantastic race, finishing 3rd place and still has another year in this age group. Tom McGuinness also ran well finishing in 128th.

Senior Women

Four brave athletes took to the muddy 10km course, with the team finishing in 81st place overall. The team consisted of Janine Ridgard 412th, Mel Kay 444th, Anne Cherry 755th and Emma McQueen 802nd.

Senior Men

Eight seniors took to the grueling 12km course, which had be churned up by the thousands of runners in previous races. The team finished 84th. Scott Matthews was first back in an impressive 459th place followed by Barry Hirst 511th, Gavin Browne 795th, Simon Grundy 836th, Gary Matthews 972nd, John Bowker 1600th, Peter O’Brien 1816th and Martin McGann 1872nd.

Martin McGann completed his 46th consecutive National cross country race, which is a record great effort and well done Martin!

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