Pendle AC league boys show real quality!

Winners: Pendle Athletic Club's Under 15 boys
Winners: Pendle Athletic Club's Under 15 boys

Pendle Athletic Club’s Under 15 boys have won the Red Rose Cross Country and Mid Lancs Leagues.

The latter covers from Carlisle in the north to Liverpool in the south. Individually Kai Atkins won gold medals in both leagues at Under 13, Matthew Barnes did likewise at Under 15, and Thomas Marchant won silver in both leagues.

From that success, Pendle had seven runners selected to represent Lancashire in the Inter Counties at Birmingham, Atkins in the Under 13s, and Barnes, Marchant, Tiarnan Crorken and Luke Thompson in the Under 15s - half the team of eight, which for a small club shows real quality.

Matthew Dutton and James Marchant represented the Under 17s.

Atkins and Matthew Barnes were both in the top 20 in the National Champs a week earlier in Nottingham.