English National Cross Country Championships 2018

Saturday 24th February saw the English National Cross Country Championships, held at Parliament Hill, London.

Four of the young athletes competed at National level for the first time. Rhys Hopkins competed in the under 13 boys 3km race, finishing in 208th in a field of 570. Sam Mawdsley also went in this race, he finished 563rd.

Representing the under 15 boys, Joseph Byrne and Michael Duffy ran in their first National; Joseph finished 285th whilst Michael finished in 495th. Also in the under 15 boys 4.5km race; Charlie Roberts was 263rd and Michael Brussels was 328th. The boys team finished 46th overall!



Manchester Area Cross Country League – Match 5

Saturday 10th February 2018, saw the final Manchester Area Cross Country of the 2017/18 season. 16 athletes travelled to Wythenshawe Park, despite miserable cross country conditions.

Gemma Connolly won the ladies 8.2km race in a time of 34.44 and the under 15 boys team finished 3rd overall. This team consisted of Charlie Roberts, Joseph Byrne and Michael Brussels. Charlie finished in 8th place in 18.04, shortly followed by Joseph in 17th in 19.03 and Michael 25th in 20.10. Alyx Bridge also went in the under 15’s 4.5km, she finished in 16th place in 22.27.

Gabriel Mullen and Will Vose competed in the under 11’s cross country. Gabriel finished 14th in 10.41 and Will: 37th in 12.23. Daisy Ward and Chloe Leigh went in the under 11’s 2.4km too; they finished 42nd and 55th.

For the under 13 boys, Rhys Hopkins finished 11th in 13.33 whilst Michael Dobson finished in 21st in 14.08. Hollie Brussels completed the 3.3km race in 56th, Lucy Bridge 59th, Jessica Bairstow 61st and Charlotte Cochran 63rd.

Ian White competed in the senior men’s 9.9km in 294th in a time of 55.49.

Well done to everyone who competed for the club!

Team Manager – Helena.