On Saturday 16th January, our athletes were once again busy with competition both indoor and outdoor.
Freddie Pearson was selected to represent Lancashire in the North- West Under 11 Inter Counties Sportshall Competition at Sportcity in Freddie certainly justified his first county selection winning the speed bounce and being part of the team that won the two lap relay. He was also 4th in the 3 lap relay and 7th in the javelin.
On a weekend when many sporting events were cancelled, Cross Country went ahead and the rest of the squad were in action in the fourth round of the Mid Lancs Cross country League at Hyndburn .
Congratulations are due to all who took part, however particularly strong were the
U15 boys who took the 1st team slot. James Stanley more commonly seen excelling on the track showed he could also perform over the Country taking 2nd place. Will Howard’s consistent season continued with 6th place, Shea Hannam was 7th and Matthew Bunce 19th.
In second spot overall were the U13 girls. Erin Moffatt again took 2nd spot and was well backed up by Sasha Oldham 12th, Larissa Hannam 19th, Mia Brayshaw 23rd, Kirsty Hamilton 25th and Holly Satterly 32nd .
The U13 boys were 7th Team with Willaim Pyle continuing to show promise in 2nd place. Tim Woodman finished 24th and Alex Blessington 35th.
Also in 7th place were the U11 boys with Toby Swarbick 4th, Jacob Preston 37th and Zach Earnshaw 39th .
It was good to see a stronger U11 girls’ presence with Kirsty Maher 17th, Cleo Hanafin 19th, Amelie Earnshaw 29th, 55th Alana Smith and 56th Charlotte Haines taking 4th place overall.
Georgia Hannam finished in 2nd place in the Junior Women’s race and also formed part of the Senior women’s team who together with Hannah Bateson and Gill Hamilton took 10th position. U15 Girl Isabelle Woodman finished 8th and U17 Men Tom Bowe finished 7th with Joseph Twigg 10th .
Only two Senior Men toes the line with Chris Pyle finishing 15th Vet 40 and Graham Hodgson 42nd Vet 50.
The next time the athletes will be running in the mud is on Saturday 30th January 2016 Northern Cross Country Championships, which are taking place at Witton Park in Blackburn.