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Manchester League Cross Country – Match 5

Saturday 13th February 2016 saw the fifth Manchester Area Cross Country League held at Wythenshawe Park. The conditions were very cold and wet underfoot.

For the under 11 boys and girls 2300m course, Michael Dobson finished 11th in 9.35 and Lucy bridge finished 39th in 11.30.

Representing the under 13 boys and girls in the 3225m race, Charlie Roberts finished 20th in 13.16 whereas Michael Brussels finished 23rd in 13.44. Running in his first cross country, Harley Chadwick finished 28th in 15.29 and Liam Houghton finished 29th in 15.31. The boys team finished 5th overall. Alyx Bridge finished 33rd for the girls in 16.54.

In the senior ladies 7500m race, Gemma Connolly finished 6th in 32.06 and Rachel McGoldrick finished 22nd in 34.14.

The senior men’s 9675m race saw Greg Williams finish 83rd in 40.53, Ian Costello finished 136th in 43.21 and Andy O’Connor finished in 226th in 48.06.

Well done to everyone who competed this season!

Hope to see more athletes competing over the cross country next season too!

Team manager- Helena.

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Manchester League XC Match 3 – Boggart Hole

Saturday 5th December 2015 saw the third Manchester Area Cross Country League held at Boggart Hole Clough. The conditions were extremely windy, muddy and wet. There were 5 representatives for the club, including: under 11 girl, Hollie Brussels. Hollie covered the distance of 2.4km and finished in 34th place in 13.02.

Charlie Roberts ran in the under 13 boys 3.3km race, alongside Michael Brussels. Charlie finished in 17th place in 14.48 and Michael finished in 18th place in 14.49.

For the under 15 girls, Lucy Price covered the distance of 4km and finished in 32nd place in 26.12.

Gemma Connolly represented the senior ladies and completed the 8.5km race in 5th place in 33.53.


Well done to everyone who competed for the club!

Next match: Heaton Park on Saturday 16th January 2016.



REMINDER-  Merseyside Cross Country County Championships on Saturday 9th January 2016 at Arrowe Park (entries close before Christmas).

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Xmas Handicap

The Christmas Handicap is Sunday 20th December at around 10.30am. It is a fun run for ALL Athletes and Parents around Sherdley Park with head starts given to slower runners so that everyone has a chance of winning.

There are prizes for all junior runners, the winners and for the best fancy dress (optional).  Hopefully some seasonal refreshments should be available for supporters and runners too.  Come and support the club even if you don’t fancy running – you can wear your Christmas jumper!

Meet at the Yellow Gates on Marshalls Cross Rd at 10.15am.

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Manchester League XC Match 2 – Sherdley Park

More wet than muddy! 

Saturday 7th November 2015 saw the second Manchester Area Cross Country League held at Sherdley Park.

First off for the club was the under 11 boys and girls 2.5km race. This saw Lucy Bridge lead the girls home in 24th place in a time of 10.34, she was followed by Niamh Abbott who competed in her first cross country and finished in 37th place in 11.13. Also participating in their first cross countries were Libby Pearson and Kaitlin Hawsworth. Libby finished in 42nd place in 11.56 and Kaitlin finished in 44th in 12.28. The girls team finished 9th overall.

For the under 13 boys; Charlie Roberts took to the 3.5km race to finish in 18th place in a time of 12.44 whilst Michael Brussels finished in 24th place in 13.18 and Ben Toole: 29th place in 13.40. Liam Houghton completed the race in 36th place in 14.53. The boys team finished 7th. Under 13 girl, Shana Rigby, ran in her first cross country and finished 48th in 16.43.

Representing the under 15 girls- Lucy Price covered the distance of 5km in 24.12, finishing 12th and Chloe Orrick finished in 13th in 24.13.

The under 17 men’s team consisted of Anthony Walker, Ben Oldham, Joe Walker, Leon Hill and Lochlain Fisher. Antony completed the 6km course in 26.10 finishing 23rd, Ben finished in 25th in 26.34 and Joe finished in 26th place in 26.47. Leon completed the race to finish 29th in 28.00 and Lochlain finished in 31st place in a time of 29.32. The team finished 6th overall. Also in this race, Samantha Price represented the under 17 girls, she finished in 16th place in 29.32.

The senior ladies 8.5km race saw Gemma Connolly lead the ladies home in 15th place in a time of 30.49. Rachael Fairclough finished 17th in 31.17, Rachel McGoldrick finished 48th in 34.19 and Maddie Williams completed the race in 64th place in 35.18. Also Louise Hogg finished in 124th place in 39.29 and Carla Langley competed for the first time finishing in 156th place in 43.02. The ladies team finished 5th overall.

Finally, the senior men’s 10km race, Tom Griffiths finished 44th in 35.22, Steve Anders finished 77th in 37.07 and Greg Williams finished 90th in 37.46. Andy Wilson finished 101st in 38.32, John Appleton finished 109th in 39.00 and Ian Costello finished 165th in 41.10. Barry Graney ran out of time to catch Ian after Chris Dempsey woke him up and completed the race in 167th place in 41.14 followed by Ian Hayburn finished 210th in 43.10. Overall the men finished 16th and the vets team finished 11th (Andy, Ian, Barry and Ian).

Many thanks to all course setters and marshals- much appreciated!

Well done to all who competed!

See you all on Saturday 5th December at Boggart Hole Clough for the 3rd match


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Manchester XC Match 1

Manchester XC league – Match 1, Woodbank Park, Stockport : 10th October

Saturday 10th October saw the first match of the Manchester area cross country league which was held at Woodbank Park, Stockport.

Charlie Roberts led the under 13 boys team home in 15th place in a time of 13.30, followed by Michael Brussels who finished in 20th place in 14.04. Ben Toole finished 26th in 14.37 and Lewis Turner competed over cross country for the first time, he finished in 31st place in a time of 15.07. Liam Houghton completed the 3.5km course in 32nd place in a time of 15.08. The boys team finished 6th overall! Also in this race was the under 13 girls, this saw Amber Escoffery lead the girls home in 34th place in 16.09 followed by Alyx Bridge who completed the race in 41st place in 16.48.

For the under 15 girls 4.5km race, Lucy Price finished in 40th place in a time of 22.51 and Chloe Orrick completed the race in 42nd place in 25.24.

The under 17 men saw Anthony Walker finish in 18th place in 25.21 followed by Joseph Walker who completed the race in 19th place in 26.13. Leon Hill competed in his first cross country and covered the distance of 6.5km in 23rd place in 29.06. The boys team finished 5th overall.

The senior ladies race saw Maddie Williams cover the distance of 8.5km to finish in 78th place in 40.55.

Representing the senior men; Greg Williams covered the distance of 9.5km in 120th place in 36.43, Jamie White finished 152nd in 37.50 and Ian Costello finished in 227th place in 40.13. Also Ian Hayburn completed the race in 251st place in 40.53 and Ian Roberts finished in 342nd place in 44.15.

Well done to all who took part, hope to see complete teams at the next match which is at Sherdley Park on Saturday 7th November!!! HELPERS NEEDED!!!

Team managers: Ian and Helena.