Stockport Harriers Primary School Cross Countries 2015/16 - Race 3

We had 15 of our group competing for their schools at this Stockport Harrier organised event. That pleases me tremendously, as it means 15 young athletes were doing a healthy, positive activity on a Saturday morning. From a fitness & mental strength perspective, it couldn't have been any tougher in the cold and heavy underfoot conditions. Well done and congratulations to all those who got involved.

In the year 3/4 girls race, there were solid efforts from Lily(best position to date), Natalia and Ava. Alexa, as a year 3, continues to run outstandingly and consistently well coming an excellent 6th. What is great to witness is how her confidence is growing, Her positive start against older girls was a great example.

Ted achieved his best position to date in the year 3/4 boys race and is gaining valuable experience all the time. Three boys in the top 15, is quite an achievement and one to be proud of, so extremely well done to Ollie(a year 3 15th), William(a year 3 with a best result to date 12th) and Jack( with a best result to date 9th).

Three girls in the Top 20 in the Yr 5/6 girls race, says it all. Libby(16th - best position to date) and Grace(10th - best position to date) are both year 5s running against year 6s and are doing very well. Sofia wasn't feeling at her very best before the race and so her best position to date 3rd was an outstandingly good result achieved in a technically superb manner.

Finally, in the year 5/6 boys race, Davey put in another solid effort and it was great to see Frank turn up and work on his endurance. My understanding is that, not by chance, he is the fittest lad in his football team. The Sanchez (or should I say Vardy) of Kettleshulme! Daniel(18th), a year 5, continues to put in really solid Top 20 efforts considering he has not been feeling at his best recently. Finally, it was thrilling to watch Jonah(2nd) achieve his best result to date, by means of a technically & tactically, near to perfect, race. In race 1 there was a 35 second gap with the winner, in race 2 there was a 22 second gap and in race 3 there was only a 4 second gap! Tremendous credit must go to a young lad who is prepared to listen and make changes to what he is doing and is working consistently very hard in training.

The last point I would like to make is that, having put in all of the above tremendous effort, in very tough conditions, nine of the above athletes then went on to represent Stockport Harriers, at an Indoor Quadrathlon at Sportcity, the following day!  Very proud of the whole group.

The Full results are attached below: