Age is no barrier for Harrier Alexis
LIFE begins at 40 for many but – for Alexis Dinsmor of Stockport Harriers – it’s 65.
The intrepid athlete shows no signs of slowing down after completing the cross country and road race double.
She was first in her class for both the PUMA Stockport 10-mile road race and the Manchester Cross Country League at Boggart Hole Clough the day before.
She had already gained a GB bronze medal in the Duathlon world championships in Pontevedra, Spain, earlier in the year.
Such is her versatility that Dinsmor will be taking to the hills again in 2015 for a selection of fell races.
At the junior end of the field, the Manchester Cross Country League saw Stockport Harriers’ under-13 boys team of Flynn Walsh, Ben Batho and Fabio Carosi, as well as the under-15 girls line-up of Rebecca Jones, Hannah Richardson and Georgia Bourke, continue to dominate the race series as both won their team events by a country mile.
Christmas excesses can be burned off on Boxing Day at the annual charity five-kilometre fun run, commencing from the Waterloo Hotel, Stockport (11am); details are on the Harriers website.
A short and well-earned seasonal rest takes place until Saturday, January 3, when the cross country athletes will continue in their quest for glory.
No-one stays away from Boggart Hole Clough for long as they return in the New Year for the Greater Manchester County Championships with the first race at 10.45am.