Over the Bales
Sale Harriers junior section finished the cross-country season on a high note with races over hay-bale obstacles on home turf at Crossford Bridge. One hundred and twenty young athletes turned out for the club and managed to win all six team races against opposition from twenty clubs from all over the North-West.
Awards were presented by new Club Chairman NIGEL BREDDY who commended all 200 athletes taking part for their efforts. A big thanks to all club officials and to GRAHAM & ANN MARSHALL for organising such a successful event.
CHARLIE TITTENSOR out-sprinted ARCHIE Mc CARRON to win the U13 boy’s race with WILL PARKER in 3rd place. Our B team of ED LORD, SAM JONES and JIM MARRIS were winners in their category. AKIRA EDGSON finished 3rd in the U13 girl’s race and teamed up with LIBBY HILL and GEORGIA WALL to win the team race from Rochdale whilst CAITLIN Mc MANUS, EMILY PROBERT and ISABELLE BEAUMONT were the first B team.
OSCAR SCHOFIELD beat team-mate FREDDIE MEREDITH to win the U11 boy’s race and, with MATTHEW GARDNER, won the team race. Our B team of FINLAY GODDARD, THEO MAY and FINLAY DAY won their category. FREYA MURDOCK and SOPHIE ELLWOOD of Stockport dominated the U11 girl’s race but, without a third counter, this left the Sale team of SARAH CLOUGH, AVA CLOUGH, and EVA KARALIUS to win the team race. Well done to BETH TITTENSOR, IRIS Mc CARRON, MADISON HOLT, LILY OLDALE, NANCY PICKLES and HOLLY NOLAN who ensured we had the first three teams in the team race.
An incredible sixty athletes competed for Sale in the U9 races. BEN KEELEY had a great run to win the boy’s race from EVAN GRIME (Salford) and ISAAC REED (Stockport) and teamed up with LIAM O’BRIEN and ARCHIE ELEY to win the team race from a second Sale team consisting of ALEX FRASER, MATTHEW CULLEN-BROWN and NOAH GRANDIDGE. The outstanding HOLLY CROSS from WESPA (Merseyside) won the U9 girl’s race whilst TARA FERGUSON had a great run to finish 2nd despite being young enough to run in this age group next year. Sale teams were dominant finishing in the first three team places. Congratulations to IMOGEN HILL, AVA BYGRAVE, PAIGE BROWN, ISOBEL HALL, OONAGH Mc MANUS, KAITIE ROBERTSON, AMBER WEBB and MOLLY IRWIN.
Thanks to ERNIE GREENWOOD for taking photographs that can be viewed at a www.darkstarphotos.com
Posted 27/03/2018 11:46