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Best Ever Results for Club

at the National X/C Championships


We do it for fun - honest!!!!


The National X/C Championships took place at Herrington Country Park, Sunderland, on Saturday. The massive event is possibly one of the biggest cross countries in Europe.

In the u13s girls race Middlewich`s Megan Huxley finished in a brilliant 10th place and Claire Perry in a very impressive 44th in a field of 268 of the countries best. The race was won by E Goreka from Aldershot.

In the u15 girls race Kathy Stringer finished in 34th, Hannah Paver 55th, Emily Furber 64th and Nikki Meadows 140th out of 248 finishers. Vale Royals u15 girls finished as 7th team, Aldershot being the team winners.

In the u17 race Kate Howard finished in 99th out of 155 finishers.

The u20 ladies race saw Stevie Stockton take a brilliant silver medal and her team take bronze. Charlotte Roach finished an amazing 11th ahead of Internationals like Mary Farrier (Gateshead ) and Lucy Mahyo ( Bingley). Also in the team were Kate Spilsbury and Rachel Clews. The race was won by Jessica Spark from Woodford Green and Essex ladies, and the team was won by Bristol and West.

In the u15 boys race Andy Clews finished in brilliant 34th and Andy Perry 201st in a field of 266 finishers. The race was won by Nathan Young from Somerset and the team by Tonbridge (Kent).

The u17 boys race saw Zach Cross finish in 83rd and Chris Perry in 94th out of 188 finishers in a race won by David Forrester from St Helens and the team by Aldershot.


This is another milestone for Vale Royal - winning its first team medal in this massive event and putting the name Vale Royal on the map.

Vale Royal are trying to recruit more athletes to the club. Some of our best athletes were always at the back in training when they first joined the club so all are welcome.