Greater Manchester XC

Greater Manchester XC Championships 9th Jan

A very muddy and testing course greeted the runners for the annual XC Championships at Leverhulme Park.

The Horwich U/13 boys began proceedings with a brilliant team performance with their three scorers finishing in the first ten. Tom Massey who is in fine form at the moment led them home in an excellent 4th place in 12.08 closely followed by Luke Brindle 6th in 12.45 with Robert Seddon finishing 10th in 13.01. The Silver Medals were won. The remaining Horwich runners who all ran well were Matthew Flatters 15th and Matthew Maer 16th, seperated by only three seconds, and Toby Middleton 24th in 13.38.

In the U/13 girls Ella Pendlebury finished 18th only a minute behind the winner and Milly Lever running in her first championships finished a well deserved 49th.

The only representative in the U/15 was Lewis Wilkes and he recorded 17.05 for the 4k course.

Luke Massey in the U/17 race finished just outside the County qualifying positions in sixth place and will have to wait and see if the selectors pick him for the Inter Counties.

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