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Cheshire Cross Country Championships 4th January 2014 Birchwood Forest Park
Last edited: Sunday January 12th 2014
The Cheshire Cross Country Championships were held on Saturday 4th January 2014 at Birchwood Forest Park over a very heavy muddy course.
The day started with the under 11 race with girls and boys running together. In the boys race Lucas Hayes made his debut for the club finishing in an excellent 3rd place and was backed up by Owen Darbyshire in 16th and William Bainbridge 26th for 5th place in the team event. In the girls Ashley Nemits in 5th place led the team home and was backed up by Maya Evans 7th and Lydia Blair 10th to take the team Silver Medals. Also running well were Eva Ferris and Charlotte Stokes in 13th and 14th places respectively.
Next up were the under 13ís also running together with Sam Evans having won the under 11 title for the last two years adding the under 13 title to his list with a runaway win leading from start to finish. Sam was backed up by excellent runs from Ben Harrison 6th and Jordan Jones 10th to take the team Silver Medals. Zach Mills ran well to finish in 30th place. In the girls race Isabelle Trevithick had an excellent run to take the Silver Medal and the team was completed by Megan Atherton 13th and Jessica Wall 37th to finish 5th in the team event.
In the girls under 15 race Lauren Ferris had her best run to date to win the Silver medal and was backed up by Sarah McGrail 3rd and Melissa Boyer 5th to win the team Gold Medals. Behind them Lauren Goddard 6th, Olivia Bush 9th and Amy Gibbons 13th took the team Silver Medals while Georgia Aston-Massey also ran well finishing 14th. In the boys race Owen Lee had an excellent run to win the Bronze Medal and with Jack Stubbings 8th and Sam Rostron 11th they won the team Silver Medals.
In the under 17 menís Liam Burthem had an excellent run to finish in the Bronze Medal position and with Daniel Evans in 4th and Leighton Sharman in 8th place the won the team Silver medals.In the womenís race Harriet Knowles-Jones who makes her GB debut in the Junior race in Edinburgh next Saturday was a runaway winner around 2 minutes clear. Alysha Goddard had a good run to finish in 4th place but there was no third runner to complete the team.
In the under 20 age group there were only two runners from the club with Cameron field having an excellent run to win by a large margin while David Gerrard finished in 10th place.
In the senior Womenís race Jenny Smith was the only runner from the club and ran well to finish in 10th place in a high class race.
The day was brought to a close by the Senior Men and the club had only two runners with Mervyn Ward being first to finish in 54th place and 2nd in the Veteran over 55 age group. Steve Watmough finished close behind in 59th place and was 6th veteran over 50.

u/11 5 Ashley Nemits 9 min 21 secs
7 Maya Evans 9 min 45 secs
10 Lydia Blair 10 min 01 secs
Team 2nd 22 points
13 Eva Ferris 10 min 15 secs
14 Charlotte Stokes 10 min 23 secs

u/13 2 Isabelle Trevithick 16 min 47 secs
13 Megan Atherton 19 min 10 secs
37 Jessica Wall 23 min 26 secs
Team 5th 42 points
u/15 2 Lauren Ferris 17 min 47 secs
3 Sarah McGrail 18 min 24 secs
5 Melissa Boyer 19 min 36 secs
Team 1st 10 points
6 Lauren Goddard 18 min 37 secs
9 Olivia Bush 19 min 35 secs
13 Amy Gibbons 20 min 09 secs
Team 2nd 28 points
14 Georgia Aston-Massey 20 min 53 secs
u/17 1 Harriet Knowles-Jones 17 min 04 secs
4 Alysha Goddard 20 min 05 secs
Senior 10 Jenny Smith 40 min 45 secs

u/11 3 Lucas Hayes 8 min 35 secs
16 Owen Darbyshire 9 min 34 secs
26 William Bainbridge 10 min 41 secs
Team 5th 45 points
u/13 1 Sam Evans 14 min 27 secs
6 Ben Harrison 15 min 09 secs
10 Jordan Jones 16 min 02 secs
Team 2nd 17 points
30 Zachary Mills 19 min 12 secs
u/15 3 Owen Lee 17 min 59 secs
8 Jack Stubbings 18 min 50 secs
11 Sam Rostron 19 min 28 secs
Team 2nd 22 points
u/17 3 Liam Burthem 23 min 29 secs
4 Daniel Evans 24 min 25 secs
8 Leighton Sharman 25 min 38 secs
Team 2nd 15 points
14 Chris Fance 27 min 13 secs
16 Daniel Richardson 27 min 26 secs
u/20 1 Cameron Field 30 min 49 secs
10 David Gerrard 45 min 51 secs
Senior 54 Mervyn Ward 49 min 36 secs 2nd V/55
59 Steve Watmough 50 min 13 secs 6th V/50

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