Some great mentions for our younger athletes in Bill McGuirk's blog report which can be read in full HERE - well done all of you! Some excerpts can be seen below:-
Gateshead’s Josh Blevins and Birtley’s Chris Perkins entered the unknown after moving up from the under-17 age group last year to contest six-mile for the first time but you would not have believed it as they were locked together shoulder-to-shoulder for the first two circuits well clear of their rivals.
Having their first HL outing of the campaign it was Birtley twins Kitty and Nell Graham who dominated from the off. The duo, members of the winning team the previous weekend at the Northern Athletics XC Relay Championships, led throughout with victory going to Kitty who had a 12 seconds cushion at the line over her sister.
Three fixtures in and it was the same result as far as the top two finishing positions. Wrekenton, Druridge Bay and now Lambton. Another Birtley one-two with victory going to Poppie Phillipson who finished 16 seconds ahead of her team-mate Izzy Hall.
Message from Tom Millmore:-
National XC Relays this weekend is being streamed live on YouTube.
It’s a massive event on the calendar and Team Birtley have had medal success in the past and have taken teams of various age groups over the past 20 odd years. This year?? One single team entry.
Although, the team entered are the current U13 girls Northern Road and XC Relay champions and also the National Road Relay silver medallists. So why not log on and give the girls your virtual support, their race starts 11:50am. Have a good one girls!!!