On Saturday 24th October 2015 a number of the club’s junior athletes travelled to Townley Park in Burnley for the second Mid Lancs Cross Country race.
First race was the U11 girls. Cleo Hanafin was first home for Lancaster & Morecambe AC in 13th place. With Kirsty Maher (17th); Mia Brayshaw (29th); Amelie Earnshaw (37th); Olivia Holgate (67th); Olivia Goddard (77th) the team finished in 4th position.
In the U11 boys race newcomber Toby Swarbrick finished an impressive 7th. He was joined by Freddie Pearson (8th); Jack Collett (36th); Archie Honeysett (39th); Jacob Preston (50th); Zach Earnshaw (55th) and Luke Leadbeater (64th) to finish in 3rd team spot.
All rounder Erin Moffatt crossed the line in 4th position. With Kirsty Hamilton 25th; Sadie Bentley 29th and Macy Evans 36th the team tool 3rd spot.
U13 boy Rhys Ashton continues to show outstanding form finishing 3rd in his race. Alex Blessington also ran well finishing 52nd.
The best result of the day was, however, in the U15 girls’ race where Emma Whitaker took an easy win.
U15 boys showed strength in depth with James Stanley in 7th and Will Howard in 9th. With Tyler Hanafin in 20th and Matthew Bunce in 23rd the team achieved 3rd position.
U17 Man Tom Bowe made his mark in his return to Cross Country with a 5th position in a very strong field.
The Senior Women team were placed 11th with Caroline Baxter (2nd); Helen Booth (8th) and Gill Hamilton (121st).
Six Senior men finished the race with William Onek 10th, David Brown 36th, Mark Leadbeater 46th, Chris Pyle 65th, Ronald Hummelink 146th and Mike Bray 168th.
The Junior athletes are next in action on Sunday 8th November 2015 when they are competing in the Lancashire Sportshall League Meeting at Blackpool.