Mid Lancs, Towneley Park, Burnley

Our junior XC teams had a challenging day at Towneley Park on Saturday. The grounds sprinkled with snow looked a pretty picture and a new task for the young ones. The first challenge was Spikes or Fell shoes, even the seniors were puzzled. The course was mostly flat with some super view points for spectators.

In the U13’s girls Phoebe Howe was first home in 12th position struggling with her spike choice. Next having her best race to date was Grace Shelmerdale in 16th position having moved up the field comfortably. Our final runner Martha Gill home in 37th had an exhausting run not helped by the temperature on the day of minus 2’ C.

The boys had just as difficult task. Nathan Townsend home in 15th only just in front of Joseph Howe in 17th both complaining of the cold. Possibly his best race of the year for Jonathan Powis gave him 28th and not to be outdone Will Townsend home in 35th. Their team finished 5th which was their first team finish in the series.

Finally Zac Howe had a cold run but managed a respectable 17th to add to yet another strong run for his series.

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