74 Results for author: Anne Rosbottom

A fantastic day at the Lower YDL in Leeds

Joe Green writes- Last Saturday the YDL lower age-group team travelled to Wakefield for the second match of four. We hoped to improve on the fourth place achieved in Match 1 and towards the end of a very long, sunny day we were in third place behind Preston and last season’s national champions, Sale. Unfortunately some of our lower-scoring events were ... More

Alex Poulston wins Merseyside vs Cheshire Schools Year 7 Cross Country Match

A number of Wirral AC athletes competed for Merseyside Schools in the annual match against Cheshire on Monday 19th March in Ellesmere Port. Gabby Phelan and Anna Fraser made their county debuts but found the opposition very strong. The boys team included Aodhan Corr and Alex Poulston.  Aodhan had a very good race finishing as fifth counter but Alex ... More

Under 13 boys win Silver Medals in the North of England Cross Country Championships

Last Saturday the Wirral AC endurance team made the trip over to Harewood house in Leeds to compete in the North of England Cross Country Championships.  This event is every bit as prestigious as it sounds, with athletes from all over the north competing as teams and individuals. The day started early for many of us who travelled by coach, meeting at ... More

Medals galore for Wirral AC at the Merseyside Cross Country Championships

Aileen Kearney writes- The 6th of January was a cold but dry and sunny day. Perfect conditions for holding the County Championships. The Course was all set up, marshalled and officiated by a dedicated team of volunteers and we were ready to go. The day kicked off with the U11’s Races. Wirral AC’s athletes were led home by Oberon Kearney in ... More

Emily Kearney Triumphs in the Manchester Mud

Last Saturday the club competed in the 3rd match of the Manchester Area Cross Country League.  Four U11 girls braved the mud, first back being Emma Poulston in 31st place followed by Evie Smith (42nd), Amber Neal (44th) and Sarah Smith (47th).  Well done girls!  Alex Poulston had a great run to finish 3rd in the U13 boys race. Maggie Cooper writes ... More

Wirral out in force at the British Cross Challenge Races

Wirral AC were out in force at the British Athletics Cross Challenge Races in Sefton Park at the weekend.  These races are part of a series in which the best in the country compete and present a very exciting spectacle of cross country racing.  The day was cold and windy with hail showers and conditions were wet and muddy underfoot but this did nothing to ... More

Wirral Athletes prominent in the Merseyside School’s Cross Country

Wirral AC athletes were prominent in the second set of races for the Merseyside Schools league at Calderstones Park last Saturday. Katie Thompson won the girls open age race with Catherine Gallagher a close second. Ellen Mary Kearney was second in the race for year 8 and 9 girls with Scarlett Liddy continuing  her run of good form in third. The year 7 race ... More

Wirral AC braves the Muddy Manchester League

Last Saturday 11th November saw the club compete in the 2nd match of the Manchester Area Cross Country League held at Boggart Hole Clough, Blakely, Manchester.  This course is notorious for it's muddy conditions and it didn't disappoint.  A variety of muddy ground from heavy, wet grass to slippery over-your-shoe-tops slop made the course very challengin... More

A decent turnout of Wirral runners and marshalls at the Liverpool and District Cross Country League

A number of our adult members were out running or marshalling at the first Liverpool and District League fixture at Arrowe Park.  Steve Spence reports on the day- Since it's inaugural beginning in 1891, yes 1891, the Liverpool & District (L&D) Cross Country League is the longest running cross country league in the region. It is worth taking some ... More

Gales and Glory for the Wirral Warriors at the Northern Cross Country Relays!!!

By Sarah and Ellen Mary Kearney The scene is set: On Saturday the 21st of October the Wirral warriors ventured forth as storm Brian raged across the country. 47 brave, mad and excited athletes along with team mangers, club officials and parents got up early and made the trek to Sheffield. The 73 seater coach made a comfortable journey arriving in good ... More