Northern Cross-country

Nine members of the club took part in the northern cross country championships at Sherdley park, St. Helens, on Saturday 24th January 2009. Despite the tough course and the early start to the day. Steph Ramsay was the first runner off with the U17 women and was 82nd. Next off was Charlotte Ramsay and she was 116th U13 girl. Kirstie Johnson was 105th in the Under 15 girls, while Kalvin Hurst failed to finish as he lost both his spikes. There was only one Blyth runner in the senior women and Helen Morris was 137th. For the senior men Kevin Freeman was 413th, Keith Willshire was 563rd and Ralph Dickinson was 570th. Craig Birch was the last runner off and was 70th junior man.

The course was very heavy and muddy and the two old men at the back struggled.  I estimate that there was about six stretches of mud worse than the one that has been taken off the East Cramlington cross-country course for this year.


Keith Willshire