Vale Royal Athletics Club's Megan Huxley chases fifth county cross country title

Megan Huxley battled testing conditions to win the U17s girls' race at Forest Road in Warrington during last year's Cheshire County AA Cross Country Championship. Picture: Ian Park.

Megan Huxley battled testing conditions to win the U17s girls' race at Forest Road in Warrington during last year's Cheshire County AA Cross Country Championship. Picture: Ian Park.

First published in Athletics Northwich Guardian: Photograph of the Author by , Senior Sports Writer

MEGAN Huxley seeks a fifth successive individual title at this weekend’s Cheshire County AA Cross Country Championships at Knights Grange.

The Vale Royal Athletics Club star has won every race in which she has taken part at the annual endurance showpiece since making her debut back in 2008.

She defends her U20s women’s crown in Winsford this Saturday.

Hosts Vale Royal AC face a difficult task to match last year’s individual medal haul of 16 – including four gold – their highest at the championships in the past decade.

However it is a total they managed at the same venue in 2009.

In-form Jessica Parsons defends the U15s girls’ title she won at Warrington’s Forest Park a year ago, while Zack Bamber will hope to go one better after finishing as runner-up in the U17s boys’ category.

GB international Stevie Stockton has entered the senior women’s race and, if she competes, will look to add a seventh individual title to her collection since winning the U15s girls’ race in 2003.

The 22-year-old was second behind Olivia Walwyn (Altrincham & District) on her last appearance three years ago.

Stuart Doyle, who raced in England masters colours for the first time last month, moves up to the MV40 category after winning gold in the MV35 class last time out.

The U11s boys and girls run first at Knights Grange this weekend, from 11.30am.

Races continue through to the senior men bringing down the curtain over 10km from 2.15pm.

Spectators watch the action for free.


Cheshire County AA Cross Country Championships
Knights Grange, Winsford
Saturday, January 7
Timetable
1130
U11s Boys & Girls (2km)
1145 U13s Boys & Girls (3km)
1200 U15s Girls (3.5km)
1225 U15s Boys & U17s Girls (4.5km)
1245 U17s Boys & U20s Women (6km)
1320 U20s Men and Senior women (7.5km)
1415 Senior Men (10km)


Vale Royal Athletics Club
Senior Men:
Tony Archer (MV55); Tom Armstrong; Scott Bamber (MV40); Ian Brough (MV40); Steve Caldwell; Ben Carter; John Carter (MV50); Tom Carter; John Clarke (MV55); Andy Clews; Steve Collier (MV50); Darren Cottier (MV40); Stuart Doyle (MV40); Dave Gough (MV45); James Griffiths; Tom Heaword; Paul Hudson (MV55); Pete Maher (MV55); Graham Miles (MV40); John Moulds (MV45); Chris Perry; Richard Pettitt (MV50); Colin Rathbone (MV65); Craig Sefton (MV40); James Stringer; George Thompson; Stephen Thompson (MV45); John Todd (MV50); Gary Weedall (MV45)

Senior Women: Gemma Barnett; Emma Cox; Pauline Davies (LV60); Joh Denny (LV45); Jo Edwards (LV45); Maggie Fenn (LV35); Kate Howard; Val Kinvig (LV45); Jayne Lomax (LV40); Diane Newsham (LV40); Helen Smith (LV40); Kate Spilsbury; Stevie Stockton; Carole Williams (LV55)

U20s Men Ed Crowther; Tom Marsden; Andrew Miles; Andrew Perry

U20s Women Megan Huxley; Gemma Mayled; Kathy Stringer; Lucy Whittick

strong>U17s Boys James Ayre; Josh Boyce; Zack Bamber; Luke Cockerton; Matthew Jakeman; Ryan Moore; Patrick Stradling; Nathan Tipping; Mike Vennard

U17s Girls Hannah Bishop; Jade Evans; Tess McCormick; Kate Moulds; Amelia Pettitt; Emily Plumb; Emma-Louis Pyatt; Cerys Heaher; Rebecca Hirst

U15s Boys Elliot Bowker; Tim Morris; Daniel Morrison; Jon Owen; Matt Rowlinson; Matthew Sheen; Samuel Whitehead

U15s Girls Chloe Broad; Lucy Burch; Ayse Epcim; Katie Gerrard; Amy Hinchly; Megan Hough; Amy Nolan; Katherine Owen; Jessica Parsons; Clara Pettitt; Lucy Scott; Annie Sorensen

U13s Boys Ollie Ayres; Gabriel Fallows; Josh Hinchly; Will Nowell; Jacob Pantling; William Parsons; William Wallace; Robert Weir

U13s Girls Esme Bridge; Bethan Gibbs; Lily Lofthouse; Carys Mapleson; Jess Renner; Lois Ruebotham; Becky Smith; Becky Williams

U11s Boys Aaron Doyle; Alex Doyle; John Humphries; Daniel Jakeman; Ben Lee; Rory Thompson; Ethan Willmott

U11s Girls Ellie Cushen; Caitlin Dimmock; Megan Gibbs; Neve Maddock; Jasmine Thompson

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