St Helens Sutton A.C. runners of all ages competed in the second Manchester Area Cross Country League match, which was held at Boggart Hole Clough, Blackley. The club turned out 17 runners Under 11yrs. girl, Chloe Leigh competed for her first time and finished the 2km. course in 71st place in 12 min.31 secs.. For the U13yr.’s Boys, Michael Dobson finished 16th. in the 3km. race in 13 min.13 secs., followed by Charlie Young in 52nd place in 17 min.20 secs. and Max Young 54th. in 17 min.32 secs.. The boys finished 11th. team. Lucy Bridge a U13yrs. Girl was in the same race and finished 45th in 16 min.03 sec..
Running in the U15yrs’s Boys 4km. race, Michael Brussels finished 23rd in 18 min.22 secs., Charlie Roberts 32nd in 20 min.24 secs., Liam Houghton was 37th in 21 min.08 secs. and Scott Aldred, competing for his first time over cross country, 37th in 21 min.21 secs.. The team finished 8 th.. Alyx Bridge competed in the U15yrs girls and finished 30th in 22 min.29 secs..
The Senior ladies competed over 8km., with Gemma Connolly finishing 7th in 33 min.04 secs.. Tom Griffiths led the senior men’s team over a 9km. course finishing 18th in 36 min.12 secs., John Greenall was 84th in 40 min.29 secs., Ian Roberts 273rd in 48 min.47 secs. and Andy O’Connor 308th in 50 min.38 secs.. Also in the senior men’s race were Joseph Walker and Leon Hill competing as U20yrs. men. Joe finished 14th in 43 min.37 secs. and Leon 15th in 48 min.24 secs.. The team finishing 28th overall.