Great run for Gemma at Northern Cross Country

The Northern Cross Country  Championship was held at Knowsley Safari Park on Saturday 28th January. The conditions were typically cold and wet.

Representing the club in the under 13 boys 3km, Joseph Byrne completed the race in 65th in 12.36 and unfortunately on this occasion, Michael Dobson was unable to finish the race however he illustrated true guts and determination.

Lucy Bridge completed the under 13 girls 3km in 186th place in 15.52. Sister, Alyx Bridge, for the under 15 girls, completed her 4km race in 160th in 21.22.

The under 15 boys, whom had a team, covered the distance of 4km. Michael Brussels led the team home in 124th place in 17.29, followed by Charlie Roberts in 140th in a time of 17.55. Scott Aldred finished in 163rd in 20.17 and Liam Houghton: 168th in 20.48. The team placed 19th in this event!

Under 20 lady, Rachel McGoldrick finished the 5.8km race in 45th place in 26.58.

Leon Hill ran in the under 20 men’s 8km, he finished 76th in 42.14.

Gemma Connolly placed her highest position to date in the northern cross country championships! She covered the distance of 8km in a time of 33.03 finishing in 17th place! Also in the senior ladies race, Rachel Beesley finished 151st in 41.06 and Louise Hogg 222nd in 44.58.

For the senior men’s 12 km race; Ste Anders finished 236th in 53.26 and Greg Williams 251st in 54.01. Jake Healy finished 462nd in 1.02.08 whilst Andy O’Connor placed 565th in 1.07.43 and Ray Vose 612th in 1.11.43.


Well done to all those who raced in these championships!

Team manager: Helena / Matt