Michelle, Bethany and Diane:
Three generations of the Hall family were out in force in the first Cross Country Fixture of the year. Bethany in the U11’s and Michelle and Diane in the senior ladies race. To make a change from many wet and muddy races in recent years, the sun shone bright, especially on our youngsters.
The U11’s races hopefully show that the club has a great future and some good work is being done by our minnows coaches. In the U11 boys race we had Archie Lowe 1st, George Geldart 2nd, Malik Seye 3rd and also 6th,7th & 20th. In the girls, Charlotte Bennett was 3rd, Ruby Whitney 4th, Bethany Bergstrand 7th and also 12th,16th & 17th.
Mandale had a strong team out in the U13 boys with 7 of the top 8. Frances Bell was 2nd in the U13 girls with Freya Bourke 11th and Emily Charles 14th helping the team to 2nd place.
In the U15 boys, Hassan Ben-Tiba was 2nd, Reece Curtis 3rd and along with Ben Bergstrand 14th also brought the team home 2nd. The girls team were 3rd with Lily Brewer 8th, Eli Barnbrook 11th and Izzy Brining 14th.
In the Senior Ladies race we had a full team out to finish 5th with Kath Aspin 9th, Lisa Bennett 11th, Michelle O’Grady 38th, Louise Danby 46th and Diane Hall 61st.
With many of the men prioritising other races we failed to get a full team out, but there were good runs from Russ Best 2nd, Tristan Learoyd 7th, Charlie Pasco 8th and Nick O’Grady 88th.
Hopefully we will be able to get more men out at Whitby for the next race, with the bonus of a trip for fish and chips afterwards!