Determination Shines Through for Cross Country Runners

Albany students proudly represented Lancashire in the county school cross country championships on the 4th February. The students represented Chorley in both the boys’ and girls’ teams and across all age groups at the annual competition held at Witton Park in Blackburn.

The stand out performance came from Bethany Reid who finished 11th in the Year 8 and 9 girls race and has now been selected to represent Lancashire in the national schools championships in Norwich on the 18th March. Bethany said she is “Excited at the opportunity” to compete against the best in the country in her age group."

Milly Lever, Year 8,  also performed very well with a 29th place finish in the Year 8 and 9 race. Milly admitted, “It was tough as it was very muddy. The mud was ankle deep at times and it was cold with heavy rain. I still enjoyed it though and I was happy to finish as strongly as I did.”

Alyssia Jackson, who was part of the victorious Chorley Year 7 team. Alyssia who trains with Horwich RMI Harriers and Athletics club like Milly found the conditions to be tough. Alyssia, said, “It wasn’t great conditions but I was so pleased with my performance and really happy I helped the Chorley team to victory.

Other notable performances were that of Jon Lingford (Year 11) and Ellie Baker (Year 11) who performed strongly in their age group.

PE teacher, Beth Milburn, said, “The girls and boys had a very successful day. We are so proud of all the students’ achievements, representing year 7, 8 9 and 10 for the town team.  They have trained very hard over the winter.”

Bethany Year 9

Milly Year 8