The final match at Heaton Park brought to an end another successful league season with the club finishing teams in all eight young athlete age-groups, and winning medals in seven of them. We won the league title in the U15 boys, U15 girls and U17 women, and we were silver medallists in the U13 boys and bronze medallists in the U11 girls, U15 boys and U17 men. Pride of place goes to LUKE CARRINGTON who won the U13 boys individual league title.

Apart from the MACCL title, our U11 boys have already won county team titles for cross-country and road relay championships. In this match BEN KEELEY was 1st and, with LIAM O’BRIEN 2nd and DAN OAKES 5th, we were comfortable team winners whilst another Sale team of JAKE ROYLE, FRASER SINCLAIR and JOE EYRE finished 3rd (1st ‘B’ team). In the girl’s race, IZZY HALL (5th) and OONAGH Mc MANUS (9th) both had great runs.

Our U13 boys are triple Northern champions (Road Relay, XC relay and XC). In this race, LUKE CARRINGTON again finished 1st and, with OSCAR SCHOFIELD 2nd and MATTHEW GARDNER 7th, we were comfortable team winners. We have won the U13 girls title for the past five years but this year lost the title to Northern champions Stockport.  In this match AVA CLOUGH had a great run to finish 3rd and teamed up with IZZY APPLEBY and ELLIE GILDART to finish 2nd team.

Our U15 teams are both Northern counties silver medallists. In this match IZZY BURKE ran well to finish 4th and teamed up with JASMINE REED, CARMEN SAFRANAUSKAS and LIBBY HILL to win the team race and ensure we retained the U15 girl’s title. In the boy’s race, JACK SPARK, CHARLIE TITTENSOR and GEORGE NOBLE finished 2nd to Northern champions Wirral. Wirral boys were 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th.

Our U17 women’s team recently finished runners up in the Northern Cross-Country Championships. In this race, we finished 2nd in both the U17 races which ensures the U17 women win the league title whilst the U17 men finish in the bronze medal position. Well done to GEORGIA HEATH, ROSANGELA TERIM, LUCY ARMITAGE, CHARLIE HOBSON, ALEX JAMES and ZAC GAILLEMIN.

Senior Women.

Sophie Wood said “Funny how 4 years ago I was too scared to run as part of the Manchester Cross Country League as I didn’t think I was good enough, when yesterday came my first race win!  Only managed 3/5 races so unfortunately didn’t an overall league position but at least I got a free toothbrush and some toothpaste!” The Sale ladies took the top team prize – SOPHIE WOOD, EMMA TILLEY, EMMMA FINNEY and LYDIA BRIGGS. 2nd B team were ANNE CHINOY, ZOE Gm, JANE THOMAS and HELEN ARMITAGE. The vets team came 3rd with EMMA F, ANNE and ZOE. Zoe was 4th Vet 40, Helen 7th. ANNE 4th V45 and JACKIE CORDINGLEY 1st V60.

Cat and Caroline

Senior Men.

NICK BARRY was 2nd only 7 seconds behind the lead and 9 seconds in front of Carl Hardman. 4th team with Nick, ALEX BRADFORD, SAM ASPINWALL, RYAN WORLAND, KEN HUNT and ANDY CARLIN. MIKE CURLEY was 1st V70).

Congratulations also to the senior women who won their league by winning their 3rd match and to the men who finished runners up to Salford in their league.

More photos at Darkstar Photos. Full results at Click Here.