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Two Gold Medals at the County Championships

5th Jan 2005
Ross Millington

Ross Millington climbs towards his third consecutive County Cross Country title

At the recent Greater Manchester Cross-County Championships staged at Heaton Park, Andy Nixon took his first county title ahead of Ben Styles in second place, with Simon Bennett 6th and David Hicketts 8th. Stockport’s under-17 boys won the team award ahead of Sale Harriers and Trafford AC. A 1-2-3 would have been a possibility if Jacob Corrigan had been running!

Ross Millington continued his season's unbeaten run with another victory taking it to three County titles in a row. Even better for the Woodsmoor flyer was the beating of the recently crowned English Schools' Cup winner Simon Horsfield of East Cheshire. Also Steve Pearson should have finished in third place, but unfortunately ran off course and eventually finished 6th.

On the Girls side Jess Coulson finished third in the under-13 girls' race.

On the same day Elli McLoughlin returned to form with a third in the under-17 girls' 1,500 metres at the English Institute of Sport Event in Sheffield with a new personal best of 5 minutes and 1 second.

Ellie and a few others in the squad are aiming to be in good shape for the Northern Indoors and the AAA's Indoor Championships.