Manchester Area Cross Country League 2017/18

Manchester Area Cross Country League 2017/18

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Manchester League Fixtures:

Match 1- 14/10/2017 - Heaton Park, Manchester (no under 11′s)
Match 2 – 11/11/2017 - Boggart Hole Clough, Manchester
Match 3 – 02/12/2017 - University playing fields, Wythenshawe
Match 4 – 13/01/2018 - Woodbank Park, Stockport
Match 5 – 10/02/2018 – Wythenshawe Park, Manchester

Match 1- 14/10/2017 - Heaton Park, Manchester (no under 11′s)

The cross country season is back! The first fixture took place at Heaton Park in rather warm conditions, with just patches of mud in places for runners to negotiate. The under 13 boys team finished 7th with James McGraw 23rd, James Harney 25th and Patrick Lee 34th. The under 13 girls team finished 8th with Matilda Brynes 13th, Libby Kilbourne 19th and Imogen Gush 52nd. The under 15 girls finished in 9th place with Rose Barlow 23rd, Jessica Willcock 25th and Darcy Winrow 42nd. Keenan Owen had a great run to win the under 17 men’s race with team-mates Jack Blodwell in 18th and Callum Brierley 23rd making up the team which finished a solid 4th overall.

The senior women’s team finished 9th overall with Hayley Simpson 20th, Bethany McManus 28th, Sally Teague 69th and Angela Oldham 87th overall and 1st lady 65. Joe Steward had a brilliant run to finish 2nd in the senior men’s race with Mussie Kassa finishing a fantastic 11th place and 1st under 20 in his first senior cross country race. Joe Hudak 28th, Scott Matthews 41st, Gavin Browne 55th and Ian Fraser 95th made up the team which finished in 4th place overall.

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Photo: Coach Shirley Steward with her under 13 boys team!

Match 2 – 11/11/2017 - Boggart Hole Clough, Manchester

The second race of the series took place at a very tough and muddy Boggart Hole Clough. It was the first race for the under 11′s age group, and a great start for Luke Carrington who had a magnificent run winning the race by 4 seconds in a tight finish. The team finished a creditable 5th with Cole Wright 20th and Finnan Docherty 34th making up the team. The under 11 girls team also finished a solid 5th with good performances from Madeline Stout 10th, Emily Bowker 11th and Darcy Slattery 14th. The under 13 boys team finished in 8th place overall with James Harney 20th, Niall Owen 27th and James McGraw 28th. The under 13 girls team were also 8th with Matilda Brynes 11th, Libby Kilbourne 29th and May Mannion 33rd. The under 15 girls team finished strong 5th with Megan Lewis 9th, Rose Barlow 12th and Darcy Winrow 26th. The under 17 men’s team finihsed in 6th place with Jack Blodwell 14th, Callum Brierley 21st and Jacob Taylor 22nd.

The senior women’s team finished in 12th place overall with good runs from Beth McManus 30th, Hayley Simpson 34th, Sally Teague 71st and Angela Oldham 117th who also won the vet 65 category. The senior men’s team finished in 17th place overall with Joe Hudak 25th, Gavin Browne 46th, Ian Fraser 100th, Tim Greenald 119th, Michael Stansfield 150th and Dennis Thomas 260th. Well done to all who took part!

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Photos below, top left the under 11 boys and girls, top right Luke Carrington with his 1st place prize and bottom some of the under 13 girls team.

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