This weekend was a big one for Birtley athletes, with many of them competing at the Northern XC Championships at Pontefract, and for some of them it was their first big champs. Although they didn't bring back any silverware this time, there were still some cracking performances, notably from Chris Perkins (5th u15 boy) and Kate Waugh (4th u17 woman) - well done to all that took part! Results here, and photos by Karen Harland are available on her Flickr page. Some of the Birtley crew can be seen above in this pic from Nick Newby.
Meanwhile, it was also a big weekend for Molly Elliott, who was competing in an indoor competition in Sweden - she came away with a shiny new PB of 3.52, congratulations Molly! For those of you who have FB, here's a video of her performance by her coach Chris Boundy.