Mid Lancs XC – Townley Park Burnley
The First round of the Mid Lancs XC series brought out large fields of 18 different clubs.
Sisters Olivia and Ellie ran there 2nd XC in a week. Olivia finishing a splendid 58th in the U11girls 2k race whilst sister Ellie managed 34th in her U13 girls 2.8k.
Our U15 boy Jonathan Birchall back from a Summer out came in a strong 21st up against far more experienced runners over 4k.
Nathan Townsends win last week gave him the confidence to press on with his XC campaign with an excellent 2nd place, again in his 1st year of U17s over 5.8k.
In the ladies race Debbie Campbell a great race with 13th with Janet Rashleigh not far behind in 20th. Christa Whatmough passing the line in 84th giving the ladies a well earned 10th place.
The Men also achieved 10TH Place with a host of Vets helping the young ones in the race. Chris Farrell home first for Horwich in 8th. Gareth Booth making it back from injury took 51st. Andy Townsend 72 closely followed by High Mileage Mick Green in 75th. Doug Flaming legs Flemming home in 120th and Garry Smiler Chadderton across the line in 146th. Colin Van Driver Wood in 183 being chased by Tony Hesketh in 190th. Gordon Stone back from Injury in 264 and a lively Steve Thomasson in 279.
A Respectable start to the series for the Ladies and Men next round 23rd Nov at Liverpool.