Greater Manchester Cross Country Championships 2019/20

Greater Manchester Cross Country Championships 2019/20

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The Greater Manchester Cross Country Championships again took place at a very tough, muddy Boggart Hole Clough, the muddiest it has probably ever been after the consistent rain! The top 4 finishers in each age group get automatic selection to represent Greater Manchester at the Inter Counties Cross Country Championships at Loughborough in March 2019. Then 4 further positions are picked by the selectors on performances from now up until the race, with the top 12 in the race receiving a letter with the chance of being selected to represent their county.

The under 13 boys team finished a creditable 7th place overall with good performances from Alfie Bundy 21st, Tim Elgar 24th and Patrick Mannion 30th. Emily Bowker has given herself a chance for selection at the Inter Counties finishing a brilliant 8th place with teammates Maria Rooke 20th and Alice Cuningham 26th making up the team which finished in 6th place. Matilda Byrnes has also given herself a chance for selection with a solid 6th place finish in the under 15 girls event. May Mannion 14th and Aliesha Smith 20th brought the team home in a fantastic 3rd place taking home the Bronze medals. Rose Barlow also ran well and finished in a fantastic 6th place in the under 17 ladies race, hoping for selection for the Greater Manchester team.

Joe Hudak is in with a shout of selection performing well to come home in 7th place in the senior men’s race. Other good performances came from Liam Browne 14th, Darren Smith 24th and James Hartshorne 41st with the team finishing 4th place overall.

Photo inset – under 13 boys on a very cold start line! More photo’s are available on our Facebook page.

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