Age is no bar­rier for Har­rier Alexis

Stockport Times West - - SPORT -

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.

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