Manchester Area League Cross Country – Match 1

Saturday 14th October saw ten St Helens Sutton AC athletes compete in the first cross country of the 2017/18 season, held at Heston Park Manchester.
Three athletes competed in their first ever cross country for the club, including Jessica Bairstow, Rhys Hopkins and Michael Duffy.
For the under 13 boys, Rhys was first home, finishing in 13:27, in 22nd place, shortly followed by Michael Dobson who completed the 3.28km course in 13:46 in 30th. Also in this race were the under 13 girls; Hollie Brussels ran 15:29 to finish in 37th place and Jessica Bairstow finished in 20:34 in 82nd place.
Charlie Roberts led the under 15 boys team home, he finished in 19:57 in 16th position. Michael Brussels ran 21:42 and finished in 34th whilst Michael Duffy finished the 4.97km race in 26:12 in 41st.
Coming back from injury; Gemma Connolly finished 3rd in the senior ladies 8.49km cross country. Gemma finished in 34:51.
Representing the senior men in the 9.84km race, Ian Roberts finished 249th in a time of 47:36 whereas Ian White finished in 296th place in 49:45.


Team Manager – Helena.