South East Lancs Cross Country Boggart Hole Clough

South East Lancs Cross Country Boggart Hole Clough, Salford
Saturday 31st October 2009

The second race in the South East Lancs cross country league took place at Boggart Hole in Salford on Saturday. It followed a week a good weather which resulted in the driest course for ages. These conditions resulted in times being a little quicker than usual as the routes stayed the same.

The first race of the day included Matthew Brindle in his first race with a club vest on. He worked very hard and enjoyed the experience. He ran very well and still had enough for a sprint finish to keep others behind. He completed the course in 6.16 in 8th place. The winner was Joe Kershaw from Oldham in 5.34.

We had a team of runners in the under 13 boys category and they all battled well for themselves and the team. Nathan Townsend produced a really solid performance against some ‘really big guys’ to finish an excellent 3rd in 8.26. Next was Cameron Critchley, who was a little disappointed with his run, but he shouldn’t be because, he came 9th in 9.26. To complete the team Will Townsend was 11th in 9.44. Jonathon Powis added extra red and black to the finishing funnel with a really gutsy display. Still struggling with the remains of a cough he finished 13th in 10.21 The team scored 20pts to finish 3rd but with the first team scoring 19pts and the second team also 20pts placed 2nd on count back – that’s really close. Well done guys.

Also running in the Under 13’s category was Martha Gill. She was our only female representative in his race and she battled really hard in her first cross country race this winter after a break in training and competition due to illness. She finished 8th in 10.27. Well done Martha.

SEL Boggart 2009