A simple ‘well done’ doesn’t seem appropriate when writing about the members who took part in the 2016 Northern Cross Country Championships (Saturday, 30th January) as appalling weather conditions made the course around Witton Park, Blackburn, more challenging than usual.
As well as ankle deep mud and several steep ascents, competitors also had to contend with gale force winds and ferocious hail storms throughout the day, so fair play to the 3 lasses and 13* lads who finished the punishing event. (*unfortunately, injuries forced out Nick Joyce and Will Johnson during the Senior Men’s race).
The men’s team finished in 18th position (out of 52 complete teams).
Full results can be found here.