Schools Cross Country League Race 2

Report: John Wharf -

Girls Years 3-4

Sofia Livesey of St Simon’s who was 3rd in the first race, ran an excellent race to finish first and take the overall lead in the League. Alona Wilson of Norbury Hall, a newcomer to the League, showed that she is quickly adapting to its demands by improving her position from 8th in the first race to 2nd this time. Darcey Breen of Stockport Grammar Behind her, Elizabeth Hill of High Lane and Diddy Paris of Dean Valley displayed consistency by again taking 4th and 5th spots respectively. The winner of the first race, Libby Robinson of Gee Cross Holly Trinity was absent this time, but still has 4 races in which she can challenge for the League title.

Boys Years 3-4

The top 5 finishers in the first race again occupied the first 5 positions. This time, though, Bow Hornby of Norbury Hall swapped positions with Will Kershaw of Cale Green and finished 2nd, with Will 3rd. Thomas Boyd of Dean Valley again won, setting himself up well for a tilt at the League title. Charlie Hibbs (St. Joseph’s ) and Cathal O’Grady-Smith had another close race in finishing 4th and 5th. Girls Years 5-6: Chloe Rodgers of St Joseph’s and Evie Wild of High Lane, again took 1st and 2nd places, maintaining their positions at the top of the League. In contrast, Daisy Keigher of Stockport Grammar had a less good day and slipped from 3rd in the first race to 9th. Her fellow pupil, Georgia Fazakerley, in her first race this season, took 3rd place instead. Leah Wilkinson (Vernon Park) and Scarlett Whittaker (Dean Valley) now lie 3rd and 4th in the League after placing 4th and 5th, respectively, in both of this season’s races.

Boys Years 5-6

Owen McPherson of St Christopher’s, had another close battle in achieving his second 1st place, this time against Fares Ibrahim of Great Moor who finished one second behind and much closer to Owen than in the first race. The return to future races of Alec McLachlan of Norbury Hall, who finished in the same time as Owen last time, suggests that we can look forward to a close fight for the top places, especially as 3rd placed Edward Corden of Romiley, in his first race of the season put a good challenge for much of the race. Henry Carne (Romiley) and Lewis Poole (St Joseph’s) are tied in 3rd place in the League after finishing 4th and 5th respectively, switching their positions achieved in the first race.

Please let me know if you spot any anomalies in the table of results and my report, including miss-spelt names.

I would to thank and congratulate all the children who took part in the races, their managers, family and friends for supporting them, St John Ambulance for tending to those needing medical attention and members and supporters of Stockport Harriers who helped to put on a successful event.

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