TWO runners from Knutsford Academy have been rewarded for their performances with a place in Cheshire’s team for this month’s English Schools’ Cross Country Championships.

Ben Lee, who took silver in the senior boys’ race at the county championships in February, and Brad Giblin (inter boys) – third in his age-group category at Winsford – are part of a line-up that was announced on Friday.

They toe the start-line at Temple Newsam Park, in Leeds, on Saturday week, March 16.


English Schools’ Cross Country Championships

Saturday, March 16

At Temple Newsam Park, Leeds

Junior boys

Patrick Griffith; Jamie Richardson; Jake Wilson; Ben Hamilton-Ryan; Dylan Carney; Philip Goodfellow; James Knockton; Erik Marshall Reserves Sam Hollins; Oliver Atkinson; Aadi Whitlock

Intermediate boys

Ed Pettitt; Finley Proffitt; Thomas Roberts; Raif Serif; Sam Stephens; Bradley Gilbin; Isaaq Ataullah; Joe Roberts Reserves Finley Greenwood; Isaac Tait; Laurence Manley; Louis Wakefield

Senior boys

Joseph Buckley; Ben Lee; John Humphries; Thomas Wood; Sion Roberts; Ben Webb; Jac Goodall; Aaron Doyle Reserves Jack Wadsworth; Peter Goodfellow; David Dentith

Junior girls

Holly Weedall; Grace Roberts; Carys Roberts; Ellie Hudson; Ellie Bushill; Sophie Grainger; Alice Gale; Orla Gregory Reserves Harriet Bain; Rebecca Dilworth; Niamh Boyd

Intermediate girls

Sian Heslop; Lara Crawford; Eden O’Dea; Jess Connolly; Imogen Owen; Ella Dimbylow; Faye Conboy; Anoushka Brooks Reserves Henrike Hilbrig; Beth Latham; Anna Harris

Senior girls

Holly Smith; Stephanie Moss; Emily Lowery; Isobel Clarke; Elizabeth McMahon; Lucy Smith; Lily Moorhouse; Olivia Baker


1230 Inter girls (3.71km)

1300 Junior boys (4.1km)

1330 Junior girls (3km)

1400 Inter boys (5.22km)

1435 Senior girls (4.1km)

1505 Senior boys (6.7km)