Despite the conditions being atrocious on Saturday, the Cross Challange at Stirling saw victory for Birtley athlete Chris Perkins with another great win in the u15 race. Katie Perkins finished in a very respectable 9th place, and young Noah Williamson braved the elements to finish 5th as the sole u11 representative for Birtley.
Sunday saw another windy day, and several Birtley athletes competing in the Brass Monkey half marathon. Darren Purvis was first past the post for Birtley with a fantastic time of 1:13.42 and 2nd V40 male. Next over the line was Greg Poulton in 1:14.56, followed by Tracy Millmore who finished first in the V35 women's category in a time of 1:19.52, with Keith Robertshaw completing the Birtley lineup with 1:27.25. Full results here. Well done to all!