South east lancs cross country series

SOUTH EAST LANS CROSS COUNTRY SERIES

This weekend saw the final race of the South East Lancashire Cross Country Series, held at Heaton Park. In slightly challenging conditions, the runners embarked upon an alternate route to the previous three, with encouraging results. The U11 Boys’ race was first up which was represented with three runners: Alex Preston was first home, finishing in 9th place, followed by Max Preston and Benjamin Davis in 18th and 19th place, respectively. Their overall performance helped contribute to a 3rd place finish for the team. In the Under 11 Girls’ race, Cerys Jones finished a respectable 30th and 26th in the overall standings.

Producing her best performance of the series, Lily Philbin finished in the top 3 in the U15 girls’ race. This helped Lily finish 4th overall in the series to cap an impressive showing. Ruby Erzan Essien was the standout performer in the category; a cracking series performance saw her win the U15 Girls’ section.

The Senior Ladies race saw the final Harriers athlete, Rachel Bailey, compete. Running a stellar race, Bailey secured her best finish of the series, coming in 4th; helping her to win the U20 Girls’ category.