Several ECH athletes were selected to represent their County Greater Manchester this weekend at Prestwold Hall in Loughborough at the Inter Counties Cross Country Championships. Athletes are selected from their performance at the Greater Manchester Cross Country Championships in December and also performances across the whole of the cross country season. The best runners in the country go head to head and in the under 20 and senior races athletes look to battle for places to get selected for the World Cross Country Championships.
Luke Carrington and James McGraw went in the under 13 boys race both having fantastic runs to finish 68th and 113th respectively out of 300 finishers, helping the team to a solid 15th position. Emily Bowker performed brilliantly to come home in 106th place out of over 300 runners helping the team to 7th place, and she still has a couple of years in this age group! Megan Lewis ran in the under 17 women’s race and had another consistent run to finish in 118th place out of over 250 finishers helping the team to a 16th place finish. Finally, Joe Hudak and Gavin Browne went in the senior men’s race finishing 201st and 280th respectively. Well done to all.
Photo inset (left to right) – Luke Carrington, Coach Shirley Steward and James McGraw