Northern Athletics Road Relay Championships, Sport City, Manchester

Saturday 16 October 2017

The Senior Men’s team finished a creditable 9th on a flat course at Sport City. Tom Horton led the team off, finishing 10th in 19:56. Andrew Challenger moved up to 8th  with a time of 20:18, Cameron Bell was 14th in 21:10, Josh Taylor maintained his position in 20:29, Rob Little moved the team into 9th with 20:32 and Ben Beattie brought the team home in 13th in 21:11. A number of disqualifications meant that the team was promoted to 9th.

The Senior Women’s A team initially finished in 6th but was later disqualified. Charlotte Ward was 15th in 21:45, Zanthe Wray 9th in 21:31, Hannah Fletcher 8th in 22:48 and Imani Wilson 6th in 22:21. An incomplete Women’s B was led off by Hannah Whitelam who finished 44th in 24:55, Natalia Hackett ran the fastest HHS leg of the day to move up to 23rd in 21:24 and Lexie Wilson finished in 27:13.

David Lewis, the only U17M, finished 22nd in 12:14.

Saskia Huxham led of the incomplete U17W team with a fine run to finish 4th in 13:12, the 9th fastest time of the day. Laura Trask ran well to come home in 6th in 13:52 but unfortunately did not have a final leg runner.

The U15B team narrowly missed out on a medal with a fine 4th place. Taylor Hill ran the 6th fastest leg of the day, finishing 4th on the opening leg in 10:53. Dylan Stevens ran strongly to maintain the position in 11:54 and Joe McDadd finished strongly to bring the team home in 4th in 11:12.

Zena Hartley led off the U15G A team, running well to finish 24th in 13:24. Holly Booker moved up to 16th in 13:38. Jodie Hill produced a strong run to finish 10th in 12:42. The B team finished 21st with Emily Hunter giving them a fine start in 18th with a time of 13:08. May Quinn, returning to competition after a long injury lay off,was 23rd in 14:29 and Katie Adams 21st on the final leg in 14:12.

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