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by leem

September 11, 2012

Good turn out for the Cross Country Races of the season at Farringdon.

There was a good line up of Birtley athletes who competed at Farringdon. 37 in total completed the course compared with 28 last year which is hopefully the way things are going to go throughout the season. The course is the same for all age groups (1.8mls) except the U11’s who race over 1kM, so it’s a good chance to have a look at the results and see how athletes compare with other age groups and if there has been an improvement from last year. The Club picked up medals throughout the day, Matthew Cleugh 1st U11 Boy and Lewis McConnell 3rd U11 Boy. Lydia Turner was 1st U17 Women with Anna Fawcett 3rd in the same race. In the Under 17 Men’s race there was Chris Peverley 2nd and Tom Goulding 3rd. A special mention to the 2 ladies who raced Bethan Oakes and Val Baxter. The Senior Men A team came in 4th and the Vets A team 5th. Adrian Bailes continues to improve and build on a good summer, finishing 8th fastest leg overall. Looking at last years results with those who competed again this year there were some good improved times throughout and another point is that if Lydia had competed in the Senior Womens race she would have finished 2nd, behind Rosie Smith of Durham who is a GB international. Well done to everyone, let’s keep it going for the future. Sunderland Harriers Open XC Races & Relays 8th September 2012 Birtley AC Results Under 11 Girls 21st Jessica Burnett (18) Birtley AC 5.48 F UNDER 11 24th Abbie Sheavels (20) Birtley AC 6.10 F UNDER 11 27th Jasmine Gill (17) Birtley AC 6.22 F UNDER 11 Under 11 Boys 2nd Matthew Cleugh (2) Birtley AC 4.18M UNDER 11 3rd Lewis McConnell (3) Birtley AC 4.32M UNDER 11 6th Kyle Martin (1) Birtley AC 4.40M UNDER 11 11th Sam Brown (44) Birtley AC 5.05M UNDER 11 Under 13 Girls 9th Lea Brown (27) Birtley AC 13.09 F UNDER 13 19th Jessica Morgan (26) Birtley AC 14.24 F UNDER 13 21st Lauara Kelly (314) Birtley AC 14.38 F UNDER 13 22nd Macey Bradshaw (28) Birtley AC 14.44 F UNDER 13 Under 13 Boys 24th Kieran Taylor (5) Birtley AC 13.17M UNDER 13 29th Jamie Smailes (6) Birtley AC 13005.00M UNDER 13 Under 15 Girls 4th Sophie Burnett (23) Birtley AC 11.27 F UNDER 15 11th Danielle Coulson (25) Birtley AC 12.26 F UNDER 15 Under 15 Boys 6th Luke Kelly (6) Birtley AC 10.38M UNDER 15 8th Lewis Morgan (5) Birtley AC 10.43M UNDER 15 Under 17 Women 1st Lydia Turner (24) Birtley AC 10.11 F U17 3rd Anna Fawcett (26) Birtley AC 11.19 F U17 4th Paige Gilhespy (25) Birtley AC 12.01 F U17 Under 17 Men 2nd Chris Peverley (39) Birtley AC 9.19M U17 3rd Thomas Goulding (4) Birtley AC 9.21M U17 Senior Women/Under 20 48th Bethen Oakes (330) Birtley AC 14.28 F Senior 50th Val Baxter (341) Birtley AC 14.31 F Senior Senior/Vets Mens Relay Birtley A.C. ‘A’ Senior 4th Team 39min.07 Adrian Bailes (5) 09.08 Peter Farnie (6) 09.43 Shawn Laws (6) 10.30 Lee Millmore (5) 09.46 Birtley A.C. ‘B’ Senior 21st Team 43min.47 Michael Keenan (23) 10.30 David Lamond (25) 11.24 Craig Thompson (22) 11.09 Trevor Crewe (22) 10.44 Birtley A.C. ‘A’ Vets 5th Team 44min.36 Dave Kelly (5) 10.50 Karl Oakes (6) 11.26 Peter Gill (6) 11.11 Dave Coulson (5) 11.09 Vets Birtley A.C. ‘B’ Barry Murray (20) 15.44

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