Ten LPS athletes competed for Merseyside or Lancashire at a very muddy Cofton park in Birmingham. The best individual performance came from Rosie Johnson (U15G)who was 29th & the first Merseyside runner home, but conditions didn’t suit Rosie and although in contention in the first half of the race she couldn’t maintain her position.
Toby Loveridge, on his senior debut finished 59th and Kirsty Longley (SW)improved on her best finish in the race by coming home in 83rd place. Warren Turner running for Merseyside just beat Alistair Nelson (Lancashire) by 1 sec in the junior men’s race.
Other LPS finishers were Morag Molyneux (U13G-94th), Matt Richardson (U13B-96th),Kyle Nicholls (JM-154), Anna Hulme U15G-175), James Grundy (U17M-191st)
Greg Callaghan had enough of the cross cross country season and took him self off the the Yorkshire Dales for the testing Dentdale 14 mile road race.
The course comprises of road and a selection of steep hills as it follows the River Lune up and down the picturesque valley. Although very cold and muddy under foot as the farmers had been busy in their fields that morning, Greg came home in 16th, 3rd V50 in a time of 1;32;00. going through half marathon time in 1;25;15. He enjoyed the tradition “afternoon tea” in the local school post race and encourages other to have a go at this event next year.