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Manchester Area XC League Wythenshawe Park I 10th Feb 2018
Last edited: Saturday February 10th 2018

Warrington AC went out on a muddy high at the final round of the Manchester Area Cross Country League which took place at an extremely wet and muddy Wythenshawe Park on Saturday 10th February 2018.

The day started with the under 11 age group where in the boys race Rory Gregory finished in his highest position in the league in 10th place with a time of 10.33 mins with Jacob Pryor also in his highest league position in 15th in 10.49 mins. This places Rory and Jacob in 11th equal and 16th equal position in the overall League result with both staying in the U11 age group next season.

In the girls race Eva Karalius was first to finish in 8th place in 10.48 mins which places her 8th position in the overall league. Eva Corin Smith (11.27) finished 21st place with Rhiannon Wilkes (12.10) 33rd, Esme Heavey (12.33) 41st and Harriet Bell (13.06) in 49th place. Eva, Corin and Rhiannon counted for the team which finished in 6th place on 62 points. In the overall league result the team finished in 4th place. In the overall League result Corin finished in 22nd, Esme 27th, Rhiannon 28th and Harriet 36th.

In the under 13 age group pride of place goes to Orla Gregory who has been very consistent throughout the league with 2 third places 2 first places and finished today with 2nd place in 13.39 mins. With her best 4 results to count for the overall league, Orla takes GOLD in the League competition. Lucie Davies (15.16) was 18th with Maisie Bell (15.26) 29th, Molly Wormald (15.36) 31st, Eva Ferris (15.47) 35th, Amelia Smithers (16.40) 51st and Jasmine Jones (18.29) 65th. The A team of Orla, Lucie and Maisie finished in 6th place on 49 points. The B team of Molly, Eva and Amelia finished in 10th place and were 2nd B team on 117 points. Behind Orla in the overall League result was Lucie 20th, Eva 21st, Maisie 22nd, Molly 26th, Emily Entwistle 33rd and Jasmine 56th. In the overall League team result the team finished in 4th place just 1 point behind Salford.

In the under 15 age group Isaaq Ataullah and Joel Birchall finished in 12th and 13th places in the boys race with times of 18.17 mins and 18.33 mins respectively. Overall in the League competition Joel finished in 5th and Isaaq 8th.

In the girls race Jess Connolly finished in 21st place with 22.52 mins and Faye Humphreys was 34th with 26.58 mins. Overall in the League competition Faye finished in 31st place.

In the under 17 race Joe Buckley finished in 3rd place in 23.25 mins with Jordan Jones in 4th place in 23.36 mins, Jack Wadsworth in 8th place in 24.50 mins and Charlie Turnbull with his best run in 14th place with 26.12 mins. Joe Jordan and Jack combined to finish 2nd in the team race on 15 points. In the overall League competition Joe won GOLD with Jordan SILVER (2nd equal place on points with Cynog Williams of Trafford). Jack finished in 5th overall, with Charlie in 13th. And they took team GOLD In the overall League competition.

In the under 17 women’s race , Olivia Baker and Lucy Baxter finished in 11th and 12th places with times of 32.16 mins and 32.25 mins respectively. Overall Olivia finished in 11th place.

In the under 20 race, Rachel McQuillan finished in 80th place in 43 minutes 35 seconds placing her 7th under 20. In the overall Rachel finished in 4th place missing the 3rd place by only 4 points.

In the senior men’s race Chris Fance and Sam Drinkwater were our only runners finishing in 85th and 140th places with times of 44.35 mins and 46.47 mins respectively. In the overall result Chris finished in 19th equal place in the 20 to 39 age group in his first year as a senior.

Congratulations to all our athletes who have braved the mud and rain over the past few months, competing for Warrington AC in the fabulous Manchester Area Cross Country League.

And thank you to all the coaches, parents and supporters for supporting our athletes over the five races in the league.