Great Start to the Season for our Junior Cross Country Teams

Following on from the exceptional season last year our Junior teams have enjoyed a great start to the season in the road and cross country relays.


On a wet and windy day in Lancaster our two under 13s Girls teams came 1st and 2nd in the Greater Manchester Championships with our A team coming in 2nd in the overall competition to a strong Liverpool Harriers team.

The A team comprised Eleanor Kenny, Grace De Campos and Alice Stiles and the B team Beth Smyth, Emily Hughes and Lydia Butt.

On an individual note Eleanor ran the 4th fastest leg of the day with Alice 8th fastest and Beth 10thfastest.


The Northern Road relays are open to all athletics clubs in the North of England and were held in Stanley Park Blackpool this year with a strong overall turn out in most races.

Under 13s

Our girls team of Eleanor Kenny, Grace De Campos and Emily Hughes ran superbly to finish 4thoverall losing out for 3rd place to Rotherham in a sprint finish. On an individual note Eleanor ran the 8th fastest leg of the day

In the boys race we did not field a complete team but Connor Fazakerley started the season well running the 6th fastest leg of the day

Under 15s

Our boys team ofSam Tarry, Matty Fox andBen Skertchly finished 11th overall which was a good effort given Matty and Sam are at the lower end of the age range. Sam Tarry ran superbly on leg 1 coming back in 2nd place and recording the 4th fastest leg of the day.

In the girls race only Beth Barlow ran but she recorded the fastest leg of the day by 15 seconds with a stunning performance on leg 1.

The subsequent trip to the Pleasure Beach was equally successful with everybody having a great day.


The Northern Cross Country Relays as ever were held at Graves Park in Sheffield on a beautiful early autumn day.

Under 13s

Our Under 13s squad ofEleanor Kenny, Grace De Campos, Alice Stiles and Beth Smythtriumphed with Alice Stiles anchoring the team home and overtaking Liverpool Harriers on the final leg. This was a fantastic performance by the girls meaning we retained the title we won last year.

On an individual note Alice ran the 3rd fastest leg of the day with Grace 5th and Eleanor 7th in what was a very strong team performance.

In the boys race only Connor Fazakerley ran and he maintained his good start to the season running the 6th fastest leg of the day.

Under 15s

The boys team of Sam Tarry, Matty Fox and Ben Skertchly again ran well finishing 11th overall in a very strong field. Sam recorded the 9th fastest leg of the day.

In the girls race Beth Barlow and Eve Smyth ran and we were placed 6th after leg 2 but unfortunately we did not have a third runner. Beth maintained her form from the road relays running the 2nd fastest leg of the day only two seconds behind last year’s Inter Counties Champion Katy Whiteoak.

As ever all the children represented the club with great credit and should be congratulated on some great team performances.