SE Lancs XC

South East Lancs X.C Heaton Park 16th November

With ideal conditions for cross country cool and not too muddy a field of almost 200 runners started the mens race.

The first race in the League was greeted with ideal conditions and there where some outstanding performances in the U/11 boys where we had first team with Tom Massey a fine 3rd with a great run and was backed up by newcomer Alfie Holmes 4th and Nathan Lancaster 5th both had brilliant races. We had seven boys in this race almost half the field and all ran well. A special mention to Cian Healey who despite losing a shoe finished 9th after a gutsy run.

In the U/11 girls our only finisher was Elle Pendlebury who was 4th only one second behind third after another solid race.

Almost 200 runners started the senior men’s race with lots of clubs fielding double figures we finished with six runners so at least we had a team. Dave Norman won the race with the consistent Chris Farrell 4th only 14 seconds adrift, Joe Mercer was 6th a minute behind after a good run. Tony Hesketh was next and 1st O/65 and close behind was Colin Wood. Paul Murray ran well for 1st O/70 with Gordon Stone just dipping under 56 minutes.