The Snow Must Go On!
Wednesday 23rd March 2016 @ 15:56 by Mark Phillip

Despite a thick covering of snow, the Tameside Primary Schools’ Cross Country Championships took place at East Cheshire Harriers’ Running Club.

Although conditions were far from ideal, each individual athlete gave their utmost in a bid to bring home the silverware.

The under-nines boys’ race saw Gee Cross Holy Trinity pupil Luke Carrington take first place with a time of 8.41.

In doing so, the youngster managed to secure the best overall time in the competition.

Isaac Glue of Gresswell and Joel Bowers of Gorse Hall were placed second and third respectively.

Gee Cross pupils took the plaudits on the day, with Lucy Ewing securing a first place finish in the under-nines girls’ race with a time of 9.56.

She was closely followed in second and third place by Maria Rooke and Madeleine Stout.

The girls attend St Mary’s RC and St Joseph’s respectively.

The u11s’ races proved to be just as enthralling.

Nial Owen represented Arlies School in the best possible way, cementing a first place finish with a time of 8.48.

Ruari McDonald, of Gorse Hall, crossed the finish-line in second position with a time of 9.27, while Reece Foster put The Heys on the map with a third place finish.

Chloe Ewing replicated her sister’s success in the u11s girls’ race.

The youngster pipped Libby Kilbourne to victory by seven seconds.

Leigha Manser claimed third place on behalf of Manor Green.