Like father, like son

Report: Peter Powell -

Like father, like son and it’s running in the family with the Cordens.

James Corden was the first winner of the all Harriers summer athletic competition and now son Edward (pictured), a pupil at Marple Hall school is following in his father’s footsteps!

A fine 5th position was his just reward for taking part in the Greater Manchester Schools Cross Championships at Woodbank Park in the minor boys, year 7 event contested by over 80 students from selected schools within the county.

High drama unfolded in the minor girls year 7 event, with Stockport’s Chloe Rogers overtaking Tameside’s Megan Lewis in the final straight and just holding the opposition off to record a second place behind runaway winner Maisie Wiseman representing Wigan.

In the Senior girls event, Harriet Jones of Trafford managed to stop the usual Stockport 1-2-3 of Elizabeth Apsley, Ruth Sinclair and Ellen Downs who had to content themselves with one overall race position down (2-3-4 respectively) whilst in the boys equivalent race Zak Miller of Bolton turned out winner to Tameside’s Danny Lawton in second place.

Stockport Wheelchair Athletics is represented by Carly Tait who travels to Dubai to contest the Faaza IPC Athletics Grand Prix and will compete in all track disciplines from 100 up to 800 metres in the T34 class. Carly is ranked 4th in the Great Britain rankings and will be using this as useful experience for the IPC World Championships in Doha later in the year.

Plenty of further indoor athletics activities are yet to come with Stockport Harriers’ coaching co-ordinator Joe Frost arranging an indoor jumps festival coupled with a young athletes triathlon following on the recent jump successes at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield.

More details are available from him with the festival taking place at the Indoor Athletics Centre in Chadderton on the 22nd March.

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