YOUNG ATHLETES COUNTY ROAD RELAYS

Peter Shaw

Many of our young athletes started their cross-country season by competing in the North-West road relays (incorporating various county-championships) at Delamere Forest. This was the first opportunity for our primary aged athletes to represent the club at championship level and they responded with all six teams winning medals.

Our most successful team were CHARLOTTE BISCOF, AVA BYGRAVE and EVA KARALIUS who won the Cheshire U11 title and finished runners-up in the NW championship. Our team of BETH TITTENSOR, LALI BROWN and STEFFI BERNDT de LAO finished 3rd team in the Cheshire Championship whilst in the Gtr. Manchester Championship, we finished three U11 teams with IMOGEN HILL, ORPHELIA JONES and LILY OLDALE finishing in 3rd place. TARA FERGUSON, MADDY HOLT and SCARLETT WRIGHT finished 4th (1st B team) whilst MOLLY IRWIN, HANNAH SQUIBBS and AMELIE OLDALE finished 1st C team.

Our U11 boy’s team of MATTHEW CULLEN-BROWN, TOM HOBSON and ED SPARK had a great day finishing runners-up in the Gtr. Manchester Boy’s Championships.  The next opportunity for our U11 athletes to represent the club will be in the Northern Cross-Country Relays in Sheffield on Saturday October 20th.

A clash with the National YDL Final in Bedford deprived us of many U13 and U15 athletes but we managed to finish teams in these age-groups. Many of their performances will have impressed team managers in anticipation of selection for the Northern Road Relay Championships at Sportcity on Sunday September 23rd.