The Mid Lancs Cross Country presentation which was planned to take place at the Blackburn football stadium was sadly down graded as the first covid lockdown hit home . Instead a socially distanced hand over of trophies
in cardboard boxes took place between the Mid Lancs Secretary, Dawn Lock and Kendal AAC coach Steve Priestley on the motorway services.
Individual winners spanned the age categories.
Hard work was rewarded with a silver medal for U13 Sophie Cowen whose season went from strength to strength .
It was silver too for U15 James Bowen after achieving top positions throughout the season .
In her first season for Kendal U17 Lilian Lewis rose to the challenge and she too gained silver.
The theme continued with the veteran runners: Pete Ion 2nd V70 and Dianne Priestley 1st V65
Although having had time out with injury prior to the season Alasdair Russell was not looking for excuses just results, which he gained with style finishing 2nd senior man .
Rosie Woodhams 1st year in the U20 meant she was now able to compete with the senior women.This was a great boost for the team as she finished 3rd senior and 2nd U20.
But trophies didn’t end there as the club picked up 8 team awards .
There was disappointment for the U11 boys as they just missed out in 4th place, but it was glory for the U13 girls in gold. The U13 boys worked well as a team gaining silver. One of the highlights of the year was fielding a team of U17 women who were 3rd. Pete Ion and Pete Mitchell ran every race to win silver V70.
Newcomer Heather Eccles scoring well in all 6 races was backed up with good team support. The women finished 2nd V35, 2nd V45 and 3rd V55 overall.
The senior women, 3rd in division 2, will now be promoted to division 1 .
Sadly as it stands there are no cross country events taking place in the near future although venues have been arranged if restrictions are lifted. As yet the ECCA have not ruled out the possibility of a national X/C which has never been cancelled since the two world wars.