Burnley AC girls are Lancashire champions

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

Sunday, 14th January 2018, 10:00 am

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.