Red Rose – Chorley

The Second round of the Red Rose XC was held at Chorley.

RMI had 50% more turnout than at Leigh, showing some promising runs The U11 Boys team came 2nd with Thomas Massey, Luke Brindle, Lucas Milliken, Isaac Simmonite, Toby Middleton, Matthew Oldfield, Charlie Tyler, Isaac Keating, Joe Jackson and Joshua Houghton, all pleased to have finished and helped the team position.

Penny Townsend with her second win of the season along with Ella Pendlebury, Jessica Glendenning, Chloe Russle, Chloe Squires and Olivia Baker. Penny pleased with her second win was thankful to the other girls to help her get the team 3rd position. Penny is currently riding a wave of confidence currently achieving Bolton Town Junior XC Champion.

In the U13 Boys Lewis Wilkes, Jake Glendenning, Robert Seddon & brand new to the club Kieran Kinealy managed to claim 6th boys team. A special mention must go to Ellie Baker in the U13 girls our soul runner who held onto a credible 29th place. Meanwhile the U15 girls of Gemma Howe & Hannah Stephenson in 16th & 18th respectively ran another good XC race, albeit track ladies!

Luke Massey and Robert Gibson gave RMI a presence in the boys U15s. Surprise of the day was our only RMI runner Nathan Townsend Winning the U17 boys / Senior Ladies race. Not the favourite on the line as this is his 1st year in U17 XC he ran super tactical race overtaking Joseph Howe of Blackburn half way round. From there on in he increased his lead and held onto a great 18 sec lead past the line.