South East Lancs Cross Country League Reports 18/19

South East Lancs Cross Country League Reports 18/19


Match 1 – 20/10/2018 - Heaton Park, Manchester

The first match of the South East Lancs League took place at sunny Heaton Park, with good conditions for the large contingent of ECH athletes taking part. It was the first race of the cross country season for the under 11′s and they didn’t disappoint with both the boys and girls winning the team events. Alfie Manser finished a fantastic 3rd place with Alfie Bundy 5th and Bobby Burton just behind in 6th making up the team. Jessica Stafford also finished a brilliant 3rd place with good support from Anna Rooke 6th and Ava Royle 8th. The under 13 girls finished a solid 4th team with good performances from Maddie Ellor 21st, Ellen Lees-Hill 22nd and Leigha Manser 26th. The under 15 girls also performed well finishing 3rd team with a great 5th place from Jessica Willock followed up by Aliesha Smith and Macy Singleton making up the team in 10th and 16th respectively. The under 17 girls team won the team event with excellent performances from Megan Lewis winning the race, Abby O’Neill 2nd and Freya Handley 5th.

There was more success in the senior races with both the Ladies and Men winning the team events! Hayley Simpson had a great race to come home in 3rd place, with Bethany McManus 5th and Michelle Vaughan 11th (1st Vet 45) making up the team. Joe Hudak was first home for the men in a superb 3rd place and good performances from Haile Abraham 5th (1st under 20), Gavin Browne 7th and George Lewis 15th. The men also won both the vet 40 (Tim Greenald 4th, Michael Stansfield 7th and Darren Smith 10th Vet) and vet 50 (Ian Fraser 3rd, Chris Swire 10th and Saul Gallagher 24th vet) team categories.

Well done to all athletes who took part, there are some excellent pictures on our Facebook page especially of the juniors. See below photo montage courtesy of Darkstar Photos, please visit their website for even more photos from the day


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