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Here is Captain Paul Duke’s round-up of the Cross Country Season 2023-24.

“The 23/24 season for Burnden has now finished and I would like to tell you about the awards that our members have won.

Red Rose League –Anne Ferguson 1st V65 category, Gwen Kinloch -2nd V60, Steve Nolan – 2nd place V60.

South East Lancs League –Gwen Kinloch 2nd place – V60, Anne Ferguson – 1st place V65, Lyndsay Darbyshire – 1st place V55, Keith Thomas – 2nd place V65.

Team Prize – Ladies

Ladies’ Vet 40 – 2nd place Team

Ladies’ Vet 50 – 1st place Team

As Team Captain I am very proud of our Cross Country Team – for those members who have won awards but also the members that gave Cross Country a try – some of whom have not run XC since high school.

Here are the names of our Cross Country Team 2023-24

Kathryn Baron, Nia Bell, Ivan Brown, Francesca Caine, Mark Cannon, Marcus Chester, Lyndsay Darbyshire, Matthew Dewhurst, Anne Ferguson, Tony Fulop, Gareth Doherty, Linda Doherty, Paul Duke, Danny Glynn, Verity Harrison, Stephen Horsman, Melissa Husbands, Bernie Jones, Gwen Kinloch, Gillian McGowan, Lyall Mew, Steve Nolan, Jenni Partington, Ian Pudge, David Smith, Andy Staveley, Shirley Staveley, Keith Thomas, Ged Turner, Andrew Warburton, Mark Whittington.

Highlight races as voted for by the Team were –

1st place- Liverpool Euro Cross Challenge

2nd place – Sefton Park

3rd place – Beacon Park, Skelmersdale

4th place – Marl Pits, Rossendale

5th place – Leverhulme Park, Bolton

6th place – Town Park, Runcorn”

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