Rochdale Harriers and A.C.

Harry impresses at Greater Manchester Cross Country!

12th December 2021

Harry Peacocke continues an impressive cross country season with second place in the U15 race at the Greater Manchester Cross Country Championship and confirmation as U15 champion in the Red Rose Cross Country League.

Harry last ran the Greater Manchester Championship in 2019, where he placed 6th in the U13 race, his result in the 2021 Championship demonstrates significant progression, built upon dedication to training and through building racing experience on the track as well as cross country.


Red Rose XC, Leverhulme Park, Bolton, October 2021(c) Nick Barton

The result will guarantee him an entry to the Inter Counties Cross Country held at Loughborough in March. He also hopes to take part in the National Cross Country at Parliament Hill in London in February.

Harry Peacocke, Chris Merchant & Richard Stirzaker. Kingsway Track 5k, June 2021 (c) Jeff McCarthy

Harry Peacocke, Chris Merchant & Richard Stirzaker. Kingsway Track 5k, June 2021 (c) Jeff McCarthy

As well as training regularly with the juniors on a Thursday night, Harry has been joining the senior track group on a Tuesday under the supervision of Jeff McCarthy and has gained from being able to run with experienced athletes such as Men’s Captain Richard Stirzaker.


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John crossley says:

Hi Harry is doing so well. I know after being in harriers in 80s and 91 that it’s so rewarding. Loved racing at Springfield Park and all over country. Harry your inspiring all the younger members. Well done. Thank you harriers for looking after me as a teenager.

Brenda and Colin says:

Well done Harry. You did the club proud.
Good luck in your next events.

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