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MID LANCS XC AT HYNDBURN
Last Saturday saw a gruelling race for everyone, battling in heavy sticky mud added to cold, fresh but fine weather. I was surprised that there were not more shoes that were lost to the mud – all thanks to the parents who tied them securely!
The races started brilliantly with an outstanding run from Ruby Schofield who finished in 6th position in a field of 42 U11 girls.
Our next representatives were the U13 boys who saw Kai Atkins coming in strongly in 9th place followed by a great run from Gregan Baker in 17th position closely followed by a good run from Jacob VanGeffen and completing the team for Pendle saw Harvey VanGeffen coming in in 40th position with a big smile on his face as always!. The team finished in 3rd position behind Preston Harriers and Rossendale Harriers. Joe Lonsdale unfortunately, having got off to a flying sprint start, had to pull out due to a problem with his hamstring. Hopefully he will be fully fit before the next Mid Lancs XC at Lancaster.
The U15 girls saw Adele Ogden having a brilliant run finishing in 16th place, Natrika Wildman having a great run finishing in 17th place and Kate Pritchard making her debut – all credit to Kate – it was a difficult race but she survived and finished in 20thposition – brilliant running Kate. If only we could find another U15 girl – then we would have a girls team at last – come on Leah put your spear down for a week and don your running shoes !!
The U15 boys finished in 2nd place in the teams with a strong run from Matty Barnes finishing in 6th position closely followed by James Marchant in 8th position. Next we saw an excellent run from Jordan Isherwood finishing in 20th position and Luke Thompson running strongly finishing closely behind Jordan in 24th position. Congratulations to you all. Unfortunately Tiarnan Crorken started but had to pull out, I am not sure why but he has not been well over the Christmas period – get well soon Tiarnan.
The U17 boys again had strong runs from Darius Boardman closely followed by Matthew Dutton finishing in 7th & 8th position respectively – well done. Josh Ingham again had a great run in sticky dodgy conditions finishing in 17th position with Neng Wildman hot on his heels finishing in 18th position – brilliant running. The U17 boys finishing in 2nd position.
Finally, our ladies, Janet Barnes and Faye Holden had a fabulous run surviving the difficult conditions and the 224 Senior Men who were let loose before they had finished ! Janet came home in 95th position with a smile on her face and Faye closely behind in 99th position.
There are two Mid Lancs Cross Countries left now, the next is at Lancaster on Saturday 9th February – hope to see you all there again !
Report by Lynn Baker
Mid Lancs Cross Country League
In the Mid Lancs League the U11 races are used as an introduction to cross country and athletes are not eligible for awards at the end of the season. There is not an 8 year old restriction as in the Red Rose League and Dawn, who organizes the league is happy for younger athletes to run if parents feel their child will enjoy the run (see your child’s coach if you are uncertain). Under 11 athletes do not have to wear a club vest but if there are any spare from our ‘loan stock’ they can borrow one. Alternatively, they can also purchase their own club vest. See Daemon down at the track.
The next Mid Lancs. cross country fixture is this Saturday, 15 January at Wilson Playing Fields, Hyndburn – a short distance to travel. The U11 races are the first races of the day so you will have the option to go after your race or perhaps stay and watch older athletes from the club compete.
|1.20pm||u15 girls and u13 boys||
|1.40pm||u15 boys and u17 women||
|2.00pm||u17 men; jnr, snr & vet women||
|2.30pm||jnr, snr and vet men||