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Vale Royal Athletic Club

Athletes Enjoy North Of England Road Relays

2006 At Sport City In Manchester

     

The North of England Junior road relays were held at sports city on Sunday. The massive event had a total of two hundred and seventy teams taking part from all over the region including Lincoln and Derbyshire.

The u13 girls team from Vale Royal of Robyn Ellis, Claire Perry  and Megan Huxley finished in a very impressive seventh place in a race won by Tameside and were ahead of top clubs like City of Leeds, Liverpool, Bingley, Sale and Preston. Megan also ran one of the fastest times of the day.

The U 15 girls of Kathy Stringer Nikki Meadows and Rebecca Craigie were involved in on of the most exciting races of the day as after nearly six miles only a fey seconds separated the top seven teams. In a nail biting finish Rebecca moved Vale Royal from seventh to bronze medal position and finished only four seconds behind winners Amber valley ( Yorkshire) and two seconds behind Sale. The girls were delighted with the bronze medal and finish ahead of clubs like Sheffield, Bingley, Liverpool, Stockport and Morpeth and Hull.

The u 15 boys of Andrew Perry, Eddie Crowther and Alex Bailey finished in twenty seventh.

The u17 boys finished in a very good tenth place Zach Cross,Chris Perry and Tom Heaward finished just one second behind Stockport and were ahead of top clubs like Border Harriers,Pendle and Blackburn.

Well done to everyone who took part in the relays and represented the club in a top class competition.