MACCL #1 Wythenshawe Park



 The cross-country season started in earnest for Sale Harriers with a home match in a very muddy Wythenshawe Park. Our teams performed well finishing 1st overall with the best aggregate score over the six races. The match started well with FREDDIE MEREDITH winning the U13 boy’s race whilst LUKE CARRINGTON finished 3rd on his club debut and with FINLAY GODDARD and FINLAY DAY our team finished 2nd to Wirral. The U13 girls finished 5th team and 2nd ‘B’ team. Well done to IZZY APPLEBY, LIZ SINCLAIR, ELLIE GILDART, EVA KARALIUS, MADDY HOLT and HOLLY NOLAN.


Our U15 girls are the current league champions and started a defence of their title with a resounding team victory. LUCY DIXON made a tremendous club debut in 4th place whilst IZZY BURKE and AKIRA EDGSON completed the winning team. We were also convincing winners of the ‘B’ team category. Well done to JASMINE REED, LIBBY HILL, OLIVIA BROWN and OLIVIA NOLAN. In the U15 boy’s race, Northern Champion JACK SPARK (6th) teamed up with WILL PARKER and CHARLIE TITTENSOR, for third placed team, with ED LORD AND GEORGE NOBLE running well against very strong opposition. JESS SPILSBURY (2nd place) ran exceptionally well in the U17 women’s race and, with ANOUSKA BROOKS, and ROSANGELA TERIM, finished 2nd team. CHARLOTTE LORD and ELLIE COLQUHOUN-LYNN ran well too. Our U17 men’s team finished 5th and 7th ‘B’ team. Well done to CHARLIE HOBSON, ZAC GAILLEMIN, ALEX JAMES, ROBBIE RIGBY, AIDAN LYNCH and BEN DARGAN.

danielle fagan sale snr wmn xc winner

Our senior ladies were led home by the impressive DANIELLE FEGAN who tactically ran superbly against some really strong opposition, not least her Sale team mates CHIARA YOUNG and SOPHIE WOOD. Sale were 1st team with Dani, Sophie, Jenny Evans and Hayley Ashby. 5th team were EMMA FINNEY, ANNE CHINOY, ZOË GMEREK and RACHEL ROZHDESTVENSKAYA. The ladies boasted C, D, E, and F teams and top vets team with Hayley, Emma and Anne. Also 1st B team with Zoë, Cara and Sian.

17-19             Chiara Young            4th           

20-34             Sophie Wood           4th

35-39             Hayley Ashby            3rd

                        Emma Finney           4th

                        Cara O’Brien             9th

40-44             Zoë Gmerek              3rd

                        Sian Rowley              8th

45-49             Anne Chinoy 3rd

55-59             Lynda Rowlinson     11th

60-64             Jackie Cordingley     1st

lads XC

The Sale senior men had to endure the worst of the mud as it was the last race of the day. One particular section in the woods saw many a tumble, to the delight of the spectators. Sale’s senior men were 2nd in the team competition with 6 to a team. Our B team were 9th and our C team 13th. The vets faired well in their competition with the A team in 5th followed by the B team in 13th.

17-19             Najib Hassan            5th

                        Shaun Gee                7th

                        Sam Heyworth         11th

20-39             Will Onek                  6th

                        Nick Barry                 8th

40-44             Chris Donnelly          9th

                        Richard Edwards     12th

45-49             Oli Gailemin              16th

                        Elton Davies             25th

50-54             Tim Rainey                38th

55-59             Frank Cordingley     19th

70+                 Mike Curley              1st

The next match is on November 9th at Kenworthy Woods and will feature the start of the U11 championship in which we medalled last year in both the boys and girls age-groups. The Arrowe Park race in Birkenhead has now changed dates from the 7th to Sunday the 8th. Please pass the word around.

Thank you to all the people who helped at Wythenshawe Park, the weather had ruled out using the field for parking and the marshals did a fantastic job guiding the cars to suitable places to abandon their vehicles. The volunteers who laid out the course and marshalled the races must also be applauded, the course was challenging and back to the traditional mud bath that we all expect.

Full results at Race Results

MACCL website

For more pictures from the day see Dark Star Photos