Burnley AC girls are Lancashire champions

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Burnley Athletic Club’s Under 11 girls’ cross country team were crowned Lancashire champions on Saturday.

The club travelled to Witton Park, Blackburn to take part in the county championships, with nine girls in action for the club.

They had a great start and ran the race of their lives, with Burnley finishing in strong positions – second, fourth, 10th, 17th, 24th, 29th, 37th, 39th and 40th.

This gave them 33 team points and put them in first place with a clear 22-point lead, meanning they were Lancashire Cross Country champions 2018!

A huge congratulations to the girls – Erika, Amelia, Sienna, Lexi, Georgia, Hollie, Millie, Kira and Elenor from everyone at Burnley AC.

The Under 11 boys had earlier raced first and also represented the club well.

All five boys ran a strong race and they finished sixth team overall. The team was Harvey, Richard, Caleb, George and Ben.

The boys and girls want to say a special thanks to their cross country coach John Linaker for all of his training, help and support.