MACCL Cross Country Match 3 - Woodbank Park

Saturday 1st December 2018

Peter Shaw

After the 3rd fixture of the MACCL at Woodbank Park many of our young athletes are in medal winning positions. JACK SPARK remains unbeaten in the U13 boy’s age group. We also remain unbeaten in the team race and look certain to win the team title. Our team consisted of JACK SPARK, OSCAR SCHOFIELD and FREDDIE MEREDITH whilst JOSH COLQUHOUN-LYNN, MATTHEW GARNER and JACK BATTEN won the B team category.

Out U13 girls’ team remain unbeaten and again look certain to retain the team title we have held for four years. Our team consisted of SARA & AVA CLOUGH and JASMINE REED whilst ELLIE GILDART, ANNABELLE BYGRAVE and IZZY KERRISON were 1st B team. Out U15 girls’ team also remain unbeaten and again look certain to win the team title. Our winning team consisted of NIAMH BOYD, JASMINE STOCKTON and OLIVIA BROWN whilst LIBBY HILL, OLIVIA NOLAN and LOUISE HOBSON won the B team category.

Our U15 boys’ team look likely to finish 3rd in the overall team championship. In this match our team of ALEX JAMES, WILL PARKER and WILL STANWAY finished 3rd whilst LUKE CHINOY, JAMES KNOCKTON and ZAC GAILLEMIN finished 2nd B team. In the U17 women’s team LAURA HOLE, MIA GIBBONS and NINA WILLIAMS finished 3rd team and could still win the team title.

Our U11 girls’ team of EVA KARALIUS, CHARLOTTE BISCOF and BETH TITTENSOR were beaten by one point by WESPA FIRE from the Wirral and are joint overall leaders with Stockport. We’re also comfortable winners in B and C team categories. Well done to ISOBEL HALL, AVA BYGRAVE, IMOGEN HILL, MADDY HOLT, MEGAN JOHNSON and MADELEINE CHINOY. A clash with the Primary schools League with Crossford Bridge weakened our U11 boys’ team although BEN KEELEY, FRASER SINCLAIR and LIAM O’BRIEN ran well to finish 4th out of 15 teams whilst out B team of JAMES O’BRIEN , MATTY CULLEN-BROWN and TONY HUNTLEY won their category. At full strength, we can still medal in this age-group with silver medals being the possibility.

The next match is at Heaton Park on January 12th when girls’ team manager LISA FLETCHER will be hoping for teams to take a step closer to a historic clean sweep of all the girl’s league titles.