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Once again the sun was shining on Wilsons playing fields as 36 primary schools from across Hyndburn & Ribble Valley  competed to be cross country champions for 2015. Due to the high numbers of entries the schools were split into 4 races instead of the usual 2 races. The course as usual was a tricky one featuring small hills, woodland areas, gravel paths and of course no cross country course would be complete without mud, and lots of it!

Race 1 featured the Hyndburn schools girls, race 2 Ribble valley girls, race 3 Hyndburn boys and race 4 Ribble valley boys. All participants set off together at the start with a lead runner from Hyndburn Athletics Club leading the group around the course (the hare). At the end the athletes were given their finishing positions with the top 4 in the team of 6 counting for the overall team score.  Medals were awarded on the day for the top 3 individuals and the top 3 boys and girls teams.

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In the Hyndburn girls competition it was a very close race between the top 4 however it was Hannah from Baxenden who crossed the line in 1st place with a St Marys Oswaldtwistle 2nd and 3rd place finish with Charlie and Ella. The team results for the Hyndburn girls saw St Marys Clayton sharing third place with St Marys Oswaldtwistle who both ended up with 80 points, St Peter & St Pauls in second place with 73 while Baxenden took top spot with 21 points. In the Ribble Valley girl’s race it was Katie from Balderstone who took first place closely followed by Grace from St Joseph’s Hurst Green with Saskia from St Leonards Langho in third. The team results saw Whalley finish third with 69 points, Balderstone finish in second place with 57 points with St Leonards winning with just 21 points.

The Hyndburn boys competition saw Saul from St Charles crossing the line first followed by his team mate Euan with Thomas from St Marys Oswaldtwistle in third place.  St Charles also earned the team victory with 24 points ahead of St Bartholomew’s in second on 50 points and St Marys Oswaldtwistle in third on 69 points. The Ribble Valley race was won by Thomas from Edisford who was followed through the finish line by Christopher from Grindleton and Cameron from St Leonards Langho. Whalley managed to finish third in both the girls and boys races scoring 93 points ahead of them in second was Edisford on 65 points with St Leonards Langho taking the top spot with 31 points.

A massive thank you must go to Hyndburn Athletics club for organising the course and helping with the event, as well as Accrington Academy leaders who marshalled the event. A big well done to all schools who took part the event gets bigger and better each year. All results can be found in the tables below.

Ribble Valley Schools Results

School Girls Score Girls Position Boys Score Boys Position Total Score Overall Position
Gisburn 229 13 153 10 382 11
St Leonards 29 1 31 1 60 1
Sabden 101 5 188 12 289 8
St Josephs 74 4 120 6 194 3
WWB 147 8 241 14 388 12
Grindleton/BBB 163 10 275 15 438 15
Balderstone 57 2 200 13 257 7
Grindleton/BBB 279 15 145 9 421 13
Edisford 150 9 65 2 215 4
Clitheroe St James 222 12 137 8 359 10
Oakhill 175 11 135 7 310 9
Whalley 69 3 93 3 162 2
Simonstone 124 6 112 5 236 5
St Marys Osbaldeston No scores returned No scores returned
Barrow 135 7 108 4 243 6
St Wulstans No team 209
Springhill 254 14 170 11 424 14

 

Hyndburn Schools Results

School Girls Score Girls Position Boys Score Boys Position Total Score Overall Position
Green Howarth 253 14 284 16 537 17
St Charles 120 6 24 1 144 2
St Anne and St Josephs 218 11 272 14 490 15
Moorend 223 12 223 13 246 7
Baxenden 21 1 79 5 100 1
St Johns Grt Harwood 264 16 143 7 407 11
St Peter and Pauls 73 2 178 10 251 9
Mount Pleasant 262 15 146 8 408 12
All Saints A 121 7 83 6 204 6
All Saints B No Team 276 1
Benjamin Hargreaves 107 4 181 22 288 10
Peel Park 108 5 70 4 178 4
Rishton Methodist No Team 398 18
West End 207 10 210 12 417 13
St Marys Clayton 80 3 170 9 250 8
St Barts 142 8 50 2 192 5
St Marys Oswaldtwistle 80 3 69 3 149 3
St Nicholas 200 9 274 15 474 14
St John with St Augustines 242 13 293 17 535 16
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