Lancashire Cross Country Championships 2007




Saturday 6th January at Witton Park, Blackburn

Sarah Astin (left) struck Gold with a dominant performance in the U13 Girls race finishing 30 seconds clear of Becky Taylor from Blackburn Harriers. Older sister Gemma Astin (right) followed up with a Gold medal performance in the U15 Girls event. Manx Harriers won 8 medals in total with Conor Delanbanque also claiming individual Silver in the U15 Boys race. There were 2 team Silver medals for the U15 Girls and the Senior Men, and a Bronze for the Senior Ladies. In addition, Gail Griffiths & Andy Fox won Silver medals in their veteran age group categories. (photos by Murray Lambden)

Left; Jack Garrett was the sole Manx Harriers entry in the U13 boys event finishing well in 17th place (photo Ian Astin) Right; Emily Ashe with an impressive 14th place in the U13 girls (photo Bridget Kaneen)

Bronwen Kaneen & Rachael Franklin from the silver medal winning U15 Girls team (photos Bridget Kaneen)

Left; Conor Delanbanque Silver medallist in the U15 Boys event Right; Andy Fox with his Vet 45 silver medal (photos by Murray Lambden)

Lancashire Ladies; Ann Cain, Bridget Kaneen, Gail Griffiths, Sarah Nelson & Dawn Yates. In addition to Team Bronze, Gail won a  silver medal in the Veteran 40 age group category (photo from the Kan-cam)

Manx Beagle; Keith Gerrard back from injury with a 5th place finish leading the silver medal winning Senior Men’s team home (photo Ian Astin)

In the Red; Gianni Epifani, Andy Fox, Kevin Loundes and Andrew Duncan (photo Ian Astin)


more photos later in the week

Full Results

Photos by Murray Lambden & Nigel Armstrong

Photos by Ian Astin

Photos by Bridget Kaneen

Summary of the Manx performances

  Under 13 Boys 17th Jack Garrett    
  Under 13 Girls 1st Sarah Astin

14th Emily Ashe

19th Catriona Cox

Gold Medal
  Under 15 Boys 2nd Conor Delanbanque

19th Jordan Cain


Silver Medal
  Under 15 Girls 1st Gemma Astin

8th Rachael Franklin

18th Lauren Whelan

Gold Medal & Team Silver Medal
  25th Bronwen Kaneen

28th Fay Latham


  Under 17 Men

17th Ryan Fairclough (Northern AC)

26th Tom Richmond


  Under 20 Men 5th Andrew Newton    
  Senior/Vet Ladies 15th Sarah Nelson 17th Gail Griffiths 22nd Dawn Yates Team Bronze Medal
  30th Bridget Kaneen 36th Ann Cain  
  Vet 40 Ladies 2nd Gail Griffiths   Silver Medal
  Senior Men 5th Keith Gerrard 11th John Halligan 14th Gianni Epifani Team Silver Medal

20th Andy Fox

25th Kevin Loundes 32rd Mike Garrett
  35th Andrew Duncan

37th Darren Gray

54th Murray Lambden


92nd Dave Newton


  Vet 45 Men

2nd Andy Fox



Lancashire Cross Country Championships 2006



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