Cross Country County Championships 2016

Merseyside Cross Country Championships at Arrowe Park, Cheshire Championships at Reaseheath. 9 January 2016.

Michael Dobson made his debut in the U11 Boys’ Merseyside race finishing 3rd in a time of 7:12. Max and Charlie Young also made their debuts in the Cheshire Championships finishing 41st in 11:58 and 43rd in 12:30 respectvely. Lucy Bridge finished 7th in 8:41 in the U11 Merseyside Girls’Championship.

Michael Brussels was 11th in the Merseyside U13 Boys’ event in 12:36, picking up the first unplaced medal award. Charlie Roberts finished in 14th in 12:43 and Liam Houghton 24th in 14:17. Michael and Charlie are amongst the reserves for the inter-counties.

Amber Escoffery and Alyx Bridge ran in the U13 girls’ race taking 21st in 14:47 and 27th in 15:57 respectively. Lucy Price was 22nd in the under 15 girls race in a time of 25:17. Leon Hill was fifteenth in the under 17 men’s race in 28.03.

Rachel McGoldrick was third U20 in the Cheshire event recording 24.15 and securing a place in the inter-counties. Gemma Connolly’s fourth place in the senior race in 27.07 also gained her a place in county team.

Greg Williams led the quartet of senior men home at Arrowe Park in 32nd place, followed by Ian Hayburn (69) playing the captain’s part, Ian Costello (73) making his Merseyside debut and Ian White (127) showing other seniors there was nothing to fear from the mud – and there was quite a bit of mud about.

Overall, there was a generally poor entry for the Merseyside championships prompting one prominent county official to comment about the senior men, ‘I think they must all be having their hair done today’ !!!!

Well done to all! – Merseyside – Cheshire