AFTER fielding teams in all six of the Mid Lancs Cross Country series, Hoad Hill Harriers are celebrating yet another highly successful season.

The men’s first team finished in bronze place in Division One, their highest position ever.

Battling it out with much larger clubs, most being city-based teams, they challenged the top placed teams with consistently high finishes.

The club’s B team were the third-placed B team in Division Three.
Meanwhile, Hoad Hill’s newly promoted ladies’ team also produced their highest league finish, despite the fact that they were missing several regulars this season through injury.

They finished in fourth place in Division Two, missing out on bronze by one point.

And the B team were the second placed B team in Division Three.
Speaking about the club’s excellent season, team manager Adrian Newnham said: “The result is even more remarkable considering what a  small club we are.

“A total of 45 runners took part this season, ranging in age from 20 to 73, including 13 new members, one of whom came through our Couch to 5K programme, and only started running six months ago.

“The support we all give each other is infectious, and the camaraderie tremendous, it’s what keeps us going.

“The great results are just a bonus, and just reward for the effort everyone puts in.”