Horwich Juniors @ Mid Lancs

In near perfect conditions our junior team of only 3 found the pace of the U13’s race faster than last weeks Red Rose. The field was 50 boys strong and 35 girls strong in the same race of u15’s.

First home in 12th with 11:31 was Jo Howe who had a strong race beating some of last weeks competitors and satisfied he couldn’t have done more. Close on his heels and finishing 14th in 11:39 with 2 other runners across the line in same time was Nathan Townsend. After recognising he had beaten all his closest rivals was please with his performance. Another sterling run from Will Townsend brought him in at 32nd in 12:43 again beating some of last weeks runners from Witton Park.

The only cloud for the team is not having 4 runners meant they didn’t have a full team of four. After the team came 2nd Last week due to Jonathan or Cameron not being able to make it meant no results. A second would have been on the cards again if we have had a full squad.

Jo’s brother Zac Howe had a challenging day being our only U17’s runner. The race again was quick and Zac having had a good season on the Fells just couldn’t find the pace today. Nevertheless a respectable 22nd place wasn’t a true picture of what we are looking forward to from Zac this season.