Ross races to Liverpool gold
STOCKPORT Harriers stormed into the weekend starting with the British Athletics Cross Challenge and Euro Trials over in Liverpool.
In the senior men’s race they ran a fast and furious 9.8KM.
To take home gold for the club was Stockport’s Olympic athlete Ross Millington, who is coached by Steve Vernon.
Millington dominated the race, placing first overall with an outstanding time of 28.00, having a four-second lead ahead of second placed Nick Goolab, running for Belgrave.
The second Harrier to cross the line was Jack Martin who came in 27th place with a time of 29.15. Not far behind was Patrick Martin who achieved 29th position crossing the line at 29.17
Competing in the senior women’s race, Jess Piasecki powered through the tough 8.1KM course.
With the race coming to a close, the leading pack were still bunched together.
Jess managed to power through the pain and overall achieved a welldeserved third place, taking Bronze for Stockport with an exceptional time of 26.14, just four seconds behind the leader Charlotte Arter.
Sue Waring crossed the line with an overall position of 218th with an impressive time of 40.36.
Freya Murdoch also showed her usual consistent and outstanding ability and is yet to finish her cross-country season for this year.
Running in the U13 junior girl’s race, Murdoch took on the 3KM course along with more than one hundred other athletes.
There Murdoch took fifth place and crossed the line with an outstanding time of 11.28, only ten seconds behind fourth!
In indoor athletics, U17 Will Lewis and U20 Jack Brown-Schofield, both coached by Cliff Oldham, took part in the Northern Athletics open meeting in Sheffield.
Firstly, Will Lewis competed in his first 150 metre heat and achieved a new PB of 17.82 after previously getting 18.95 last year in 2017.
He also took part in 60 metre sprint and got another personal best of 07.83 which prior to that was 08.15 at Sportcity, Sale Harriers Open series.
Jack Brown-Schofield also showed some outstanding performances in the 60 and 150 metre events. There he achieved a new personal best of 7.51 seconds in the U20 race for the 60 metres and overall took silver.
He also placed second in the men’s U20 150 metres sprint crossing the line with a time of 18.20 seconds.
This was Brown-Schofield’s first attempt at this distance and he performed admirably in both.
●●Freya Murdoch takes fifth place at British Athletics Cross Challenge
●●Ross Millington winning the British Athletics Cross Challenge