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13 not unlucky for Harriers!

Mullarkey leads Manx Harriers' charge

There was a record haul of medals for Manx Harriers at the 2016 Lancashire Cross Country Championships.

They sealed a total of 13 medals at Witton Park in Blackburn with many of the team securing individual and/or team success.

They return to the Island with a total of four gold, four silver and five bronze medals.

Macy Hillier secured the first medal of the day in the under 11 girls event with a second place finish.

Among the other triumphs, David Mullarkey was a clear winner in the under 17 event.

The performances of Alex Bell and George Dickinson alongside helped the trio clinch the bronze medal in the team event.

Katie Astin won the women’s event with Karen Shimmin second and Gail Griffiths the first over 50 competitor in 10th place overall.

That clinched the team event gold.

The senior men’s team was third overall, a feat matched by the men’s veterans team.

Gianni Epifani was the third veteran over 40, Mike Garrett the second veteran over 45 (fourth in the senior men’s veterans) and Andy Fox the third veteran over 55.

Northern AC athlete Lorna Spiers was fifth in the under 15 girls event.

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