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Lancashire Schools XC Championships, Witton Park, Blackburn – Saturday 4th February 2017

Held once again at Witton Park in good weather, even sunshine and blue skies later on. However parts of the course soon turned very muddy from the previous night’s rain and with not all the youngsters having appropriate footwear for the conditions there was a bit of slipping and sliding going on for some. There was some good racing, particularly the senior boys, with a group vying with each other all the way to the finish. Other age groups had good tussles with pupils anxious to get into the first eight positions for a chance to get in the Lancashire team or to enhance the chance of their district coming out first in the team competition. Individual winners came from across all the districts of Lancashire but the team championships were dominated by South Ribble taking four of the eight placings due to their good packing of their runners. A total of 396 pupils took part and the top six from each age group along with two discretionary places will go on to represent the Lancashire Schools at the English Schools X-C Championships to be held at The Showground, Norwich on the 18th March.

Senior Boys won by Tiarnan Crorken of Hyndburn with Team Champions South Ribble Inter Boys Jack Dee-Ingham West Lancs West Lancs Junior Boys Matthew Knowles Lancaster Lancaster Year 7 Boys Tobias Swarbrick Lancaster South Ribble

Senior Girls Blythe Fourie Preston No complete team Inter Girls Ella Dowds Fylde South Ribble Junior Girls Darcy Lonsdale Fylde South Ribble Year 7 Girls Scarlett Parkinson Chorley Ch

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