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Manchester Area XC League at Woodbank Park I 13th January 2018
Last edited: Sunday January 14th 2018

The 4th round of the Manchester Area Cross Country league took place on Saturday over a very muddy Woodbank Park Stockport. Orla Gregory won the U13 girls race, and the U13 girls A team won GOLD (Orla, Eva Ferris and Lucie Davies). The U17 men's team also won GOLD (Jordan Jones, Joe Buckley and Jack Wadsworth), and Jordan Jones was 2nd in U17 men's race.

Well done to all our athletes - that was a tough cross country course.

Full results for Warrington AC athletes:

The day started with the under 11 age group where Rory Gregory had a fantastic race finishing in 12th place in the boys competition in 11.27 mins, and so did Jacob Pryor who finished in 17th with 11.38 mins.

In the U11 girls competition Eva Karalius finished in a fabulous 7th place in 11.56, with Alice Nicholson 21st in 12.52 and Harriet Bell 33rd in 13.21, and as a team they finished in a fab 6th place on 61 points.

In the under 13 age group Erik Marshall ran well finishing in 9th place in 12.33, with Ben Pucill 36th in 14.01 and Reece Connell 37th in 14.05 seconds to place an excellent 7th in the team event on 82 points.

In the girls Orla Gregory repeated her victory of the previous round to win the race in a fabulous time of 12.58 mins. Orla was backed up by Eva Ferris 10th in 14.18 and Lucie Davies 13th in 14.24 - and they won the team event on 24 points.

The U13 girls B team of Emily Entwistle 17th (14.31), Maisie Bell 19th (14.33) and Molly Wormald 41st (15.19) finished as 9th team and 2nd B team.

The U13 girls C team of Amelia Smithers 49th (15.30), Shauna Clarke 64th (16.14) and Jasmine Jones 69th (16.40) finished 20th team on 182 points.

In the under 15 boys race Joel Birchall ran really well finishing in 11th place in 16.26, and Isaaq Ataullah was 16th in 16.38.

More success came in the under 17 men’s race where Jordan Jones followed up his Cheshire XC Champs win last week with 2nd place in 22.14, and with Joe Buckley 5th in 22.52 and Jack Wadsworth 7th in 23.41, they won the team event for the third time in the series. Charlie Turnbull also ran really well to finish in 16th place in 26.15.

Rachael McQuillan was the only runner from the club in the senior/under 20 women’s race finishing 158th overall in 46.38 mins to place and excellent 7th under 20.

In the Senior/under 20 race Chris Fance finished in 63rd place overall in 43.10 mins, with Henry Buttress 75th in 43.50 and Sam Drinkwater making his debut for the club 156th in 47.05 mins.