LURAC Win Cross Country at Roses 2022
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Lancaster Running & Athletics Club breeze to double victory in the Cross Country, securing eight points for Lancaster for the first time in five years.

As someone with an athletics background, I was so excited to watch the cross country at this years Roses and Lancaster didn’t disappoint with stand out performances from every runner. The course was a brutal one, hills galore but did that stop them? Of course not, hills merely make for a more enjoyable descent.

The event was split between two races: women’s and men’s. The women’s race went first with a strong pack from Lancaster rearing to go.

Despite the lack of runners from York, the women’s race was won by Cyane Robinson (York), who ran an incredible time of 20m47s. Robinson was followed by Jess Dean (Lancaster) then Francesca Riley (York). Although York took 1st and 3rd, Lancaster triumphed in the overall score with brilliant performances from Jemma Cliff, Merlyn Gilldaley, Molly Riding, Anna Lonsdale and Jessica Dean pushing York’s 3rd place down just enough to secure the win.

As with the women’s, Lancaster brought a strong pack to compete in the men’s race. Sadly, York had only one runner but that didn’t dampen the competitive spirit. Jacob Cann (Lancaster) led from the start, finishing with an outstanding time of 15m58s, followed by Reuben Copley (Lancaster) then Matt Briggs (Lancaster).

Boasting 1st, 2nd and 3rd, it comes as no surprise that Lancaster secured the victory for the men’s cross country, adding four more points to the Roses tally.

Whilst discussing the club’s previous experiences at Roses, Lancaster RAC President, Richard Joisce, said that when he joined the club in 2018 “we got battered away at Roses and the Men’s team bottled the Mid Lancs Division.”

“We’ve not won a Roses Point since I’ve been at LURAC.”


But over the last two months, the club has made dramatic improvements and have since won both the Men’s and Women’s Mid Lancs Division One and now Roses 2022.

For more information about the club, please follow the link here

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