Belhaven Cross Country Runners gain more success at Longridge
Belhaven Hill compete in Longridge Towers Cross country races
Belhaven Win 2 out of 3 trophies – again!
Despite it being just after the end of term, and as such we were not able to pick our strongest teams, for this year’s Longridge Cross-Country Championships Belhaven entered three of the four races and performed spectacularly well, winning both the U10 girls’ and U10 boys’ events, and finishing third in the U11 boys’ event. There were roughly 50 runners per race.
First up were the U10 girls, with Emily winning well, as I had expected, but Maggie coming in as high as 5th, Molly 6th and Sophie, running a year young, in 11th position was a wonderful surprise.
The U10 boys raced equally well, Wilbur winning the event, with Tommy (5th), Tristan (9th) and Geordie (13th) backing him up ably as we again won the overall competition.
Finally the U11 boys came in and with the loss of two of our strongest runners we didn’t quite manage the victory in this category, although the boys did themselves proud, Charlie coming in in 2nd position on his ‘home’ turf, Hector 6th, Xander 12th and Bertie 23rd. Given that those last two are also young for this age group things bode very well for the future.
So an incredibly fruitful day brought much-deserved silverware home to this very talented group of runners. Well done to all.
Cross Country Longridge Towers 2023