Warriors Club shines at National Primary Schools Cross Country Championships

It was another fantastically busy and successful weekend for multi-sport club the Warriors.

Although only relatively new as a club, the young athletes are already benefitting from the 15+ years of top-level endurance coaching experience of the lead coaching team.

The coaching team had their work cut out as athletes were competing in Birmingham, Loughborough, London, Blackpool, and Manchester over the weekend.

In Birmingham, four athletes were invited to take part in the National development day for steeplechase, led by International athletes Luke Gunn and Kate Seary. The Warriors steeplechase group has one of the best track records in the country in recent years, with two National records and several international vests. Lead Steeplechase coach, Ronan Kearney, is starting a Regional steeplechase group from Tuesday 28 March, and interested athletes should contact him below.

On Sunday the young squad competed in the famous ‘Over the Bales’ race in Manchester. The team had a lot of fun, with two outright race wins, and placed third overall in the competition against much bigger clubs such as Sale Harriers and Stockport Harriers.

While that was going on, Oberon Kearney was competing for the N Wales/Cheshire & Wirral squad at the Winter Triathlon Finals just North of London. He finished fourth overall in a great effort, missing the individual bronze medal by just 1cm in the final shooting discipline, but he did help the squad to a fantastic overall team Bronze.

In Blackpool, Nathaniel Glascott-Tull was putting his footwork to good use by taking fourth place in the North West Ballroom dancing Championships. The club encourages athletes to maintain other sports such as dancing while they are training.

However, the highlight of the weekend was the National primary schools cross country Championships in Loughborough on Saturday.

Young Warriors made up 14 of the 60 Merseyside team across all age groups, which in itself was remarkable for such a new club, but even more impressive was that Warriors were the top counters for Merseyside in three of the four race.

There was some great racing and brilliant top 10 finishes for the young athletes, but the highlight of the whole weekend were the amazing individual gold and bronze medals for Eve and Isobel Beddow. Eve ran a superb, controlled race to beat the current champion from Berkshire, and with that became the first National Champion of the Warriors Club.

Interested athletes should go to www.runwirral.uk for the latest training and contact information.

Main image: Eve and Issy Beddow at the National Cross Country

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