|Red Rose Bolton 2009|
Horwich RMI Junior XC runners enjoyed another good day out at Leverhulme Park.
In the U11 boys Matthew Brindle was first home in what was a strong performance. Joshua Lomax and Max Dacre coming in 41 & 42 respectfully.
In the girls Maise Vernon made up good ground after a slow start finishing 16th with B McKenzie in 18th and Isobel Dean with 23rd. This was to be a high turnout for the girls as S McLarence came in 33rd, Ella Price 40th, O Bannister & Ellie Dacre 48th & 49th. Lucy Ault in 53rd bringing home a strong team of 8 girls which brought the girls in at a respectful 4th team position.
The U13’s Girls also had a team finishing 4th with first home for the team a reliable Phoebe Howe in 7th and Sophie Myers having her best race this season in 16th. Grace Shelmerdine strong in 20th and Martha Gill nursing an injury in 30th. J McLaughlin and Natassia Dacre enjoyed themselves in coming home in 44th & 45th. This is now becoming a well attended team and well positioned for more success.
Not to be outdone was the U13’s boys. First home Nathan Townsend in 4th, happy with his position closely followed by a steadfast Joseph Howe in 6th. This was looking good for a team result. Will Townsend carrying on his good performance from Bury finishing 15th with new boy Matthew Ball one second adrift in 16th. Cameron Critchley pushed for 19th and another new boy Sam Dean finishing 23rd. The team finished a well deserved joint first matching Blackburns for points.
In the U17’s Zac Howe, had a fantastic start leading the race for a while. The gamble paid off as he was rewarded with seasons best of 11th. A new tactic for Zac which he hopes to capitalise on as the season continues.