Results & Photos from the
Northern XC Championships
This were held on Sat 27th January in Leeds.
Report from Andy Carter:
Another excellent day for the
club on Saturday at the Northern Cross Country Championships which were
held at Harewood House, Leeds ( where, incidentally, they are planning to
have the National's in 2019 ).
We came away with 6 medals 2 of each colour, 3 individual and 3 team - nice symmetry there !
There were almost 2400 finishers over the 10 races and everyone competing for Vale Royal ran superbly and can be proud of their performance, the coaching team certainly came away very pleased with the results achieved.
We did have one or two athletes missing with injuries and, possibly, with them we might have come back with more medals.
In the Team competitions the highlight was the Gold won by our U17 Women with Liverpool in second - thus reversing the positions in the Northern Relays - some excellent packing saw the team home with a 24 point advantage over Liverpool.
The U13 Girls took silver and our U20 Men also took the silver medal - the latter was particularly satisfying as we have often been just outside of the medals in the Junior Mens events.
Both Senior teams performed well with the Senior Women finishing 11th out of 53 teams and the Senior Men 16th out of 57 teams
Individually the highlight was Holly winning Gold in the U13 Girls with Grace ( U13 Girls ) and Holly ( U17 Women ) both taking Bronze.
Other top 25 finishes were obtained by Patrick 8th ( U13 Boys ) Will 21st ( U15 Boys ) Lucy 8th, Emily 20th and Ellie 23rd ( all U17 Women ) Alex 10th and Ben 17th ( U17 Men ) Esme 24th ( U20 Women ) Harry 15th and Jacob 16th ( U20 Men ) Sarah 20th ( Senior Ladies ) Matt 13th and Sam 21st ( Senior Men ).
Other top 50 finishers were Alice ( U13 Girls ) Sam ( U15 Boys ) Aaron ( U17 Men ) Cara and Sophie ( Both U20 Women ) Cameron and Nathan ( Both U20 Men ) and Liz ( Senior Ladies ).
HERE for photos from Rob Brown.
Click HERE for full results.