Leverhulme Park Cross Country

Harriers head off to Leverhulme Park in Bolton on Saturday for the final fixture in the Red Rose Cross Country series. With our club Xmas night to follow, it promises to be a fun packed weekend ahead.

The last event in the 2012 campaign will see the individual standings settled, and with a few of our runners there is still everything to run for. Young Nathan Dunn goes into the U13 boys race in 2nd place in the competition and looking claim to top spot if he can better Josh Boyle from Hynburn. Another top spot finish could do it to go with his opening victory at Leigh. Charlotte Newsham is sitting pretty in 3rd place in the U13 girls competition and still in with a chance of grabbing 2nd spot if results go the right way. Full vocal support from the rest of the club will be fully appreciated as both set off at 1.00pm

Jayne Taylor is currently tied for 3rd place in the Vet Ladies event and will be fighting it out with Suzanne Budgett of Horwich RMI to the last.Our Vet Ladies are also our best performing team in Red Rose and a good performance on Saturday could even see them overhaul Accrington Road Runners to take top honours.

Our Senior Men are not in any medal shot position this year but bragging rights are at stake as the final race could shuffle the pack and throw out some interesting results in the individual standings. A good team performance can also lift the team to a respectable mid table finish.

Set the Sat Nav for BL2 6EB or click the link: Leverhulme Park

Ladies race starts at 1.35 with the men heading out at 2.15 with most runners arriving from 12.30 onwards to set up the gazebo and shout on the juniors.

The action then switches to Little Fifteen in the centre of Wigan as the Endurance Group meet from 6.30 for the Christmas “Do”. We move on to the Spice Lounge for the meal at 7.30pm, but as the restaurant doesn’t have a license, drinks can be dropped off before hand. Make sure you bag your tipple and label it with both your name and “Wigan Harriers”.

Anyone who hasn’t run at Leverhulme Park and is unable to present either a genuine Doctors certificate or a note from their Mum can expect to be reminded of it throughout the evening.  Anyone who does run at Bolton but does so in a base layer knows what to expect!

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