2022 Northern XC Championships

Heading out onto the course at the beginning of the junior women's race, Pontefract Racecourse, Saturday, 29 Jan 2022.

Hosting a regional athletics event is challenging at the best of times but the flat exposed Pontefract race course and gale force winds from Storm Malik created tough conditions for both officials and athletes alike. Fortunately the sunshine and good ground provided some comfort for the competitors from the Northern regions during the 10 race programme.

Adam Hughes (Sunderland Harriers) charges into the headwind, U17 men.
Conrad Franks (Gateshead Harriers) chases Daniel Kashi (Sale Harriers) on the second lap of the mens race.
Alfie Simons (Salford Harriers) overtakes two runners as he sprints to the finish, U15 boys.
Lily McColl (North Shields Poly) focused and determined.
Millie Breese (Morpeth Harriers) heads a pack of U17 women through the crosswinds at the start of the opening lap.
The Pontefract course is flat and exposed.
Eleanor Bolton (Ribble Valley Harriers) leading the senior women's race.
U15 girls battling for position as they head towards the finish.