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Two Ulsters Champions and silver team medals for Cranford AC at the N Ireland & Ulster Championship.

On what was a rough morning Cranford AC made the early start to Greenmount Campus Co Antrim for the Ulster Cross Country Championship.

It was a very good day for Cranford where there a number of great individual and team performances, with our athletes winning individual,  team and inter county medals.

Our girls U10 took to the field first and with great determination and team spirit our girls ran superbly with our first Ulster title for Cliodhna McBride, who ran a very tactical race and with a sprint finish took the Gold medal. She was followed home by her team mates Karen Neely, Orla Cunningham, Beth McClafferty and Emma McGee – these girls got a well deserved silver team medal – what a great start to their first Ulsters. Cliodhna also went on to win a County Gold medal.

Our U10 boy was killian Caldwell who was in good form and came home in 24th place. Great running by this young lad.

Our U12 Girls took to the track next and over the 1500m race the girls settled in well and Miah Fletcher tucked in with the leading group and keeping an eye on the leaders when the break was made Miah was ready to follow with three girls in the group the race was on and in the last 100m Miah made the sprint for home and what a way to win and take the Ulster title, she was followed home by her team Leah Gallagher, Ellie McFadden Mevagh McBride and Amy Cullen and the team came 5th team overall.

The U12 boys were next up and from the start Caolan McFadden positioned himself into the leading group. He held his placing and with grit and determination won a 3rd place medal passing a few on the home straight, he was followed by team mates Michael Moore and Ryan McMenamin. Caolan also won a gold medal with the interprovincial team.

Our U14 girls were up next and with great representation we had 7 girls going to the starting line with Clodagh Neely showing her potential and keeping up her good form this season leading her team home in 26th place, also running well was Joycelene Diver, Nazara McFadden and Teresa Mullen, following closely behind with good strong runs was Orla Neely, Blathnaid Gallagher and Aine O Connell. Clodagh and Joycelene were both counters on the County team which came 3rd place.

Eoin Friel was our only boy U14 and gave a great account of himself running strong throughout the race coming home in 33rd place.

Oisin Kelly was our sole U16 athlete over the 3500m distance which was 2 laps of this course These boys got off to a very fast start and kept this pace throughout with about 10 lads breaking away from the main field of runners and the leaders kept changing with Oisin keeping in touch throughout, with 1km to go the leaders made the run for home and with a good strong performance and sprint finish Oisin came home in 7th position to win an individual medal and was a counter on the Donegal team.

Well done to all our athletes who took part and thanks to our coaches Eamon Giles, Ernie McElhinney, Joe Boyce, Rose Gavaghan and Bridie Trearty. Thanks to all the parents who travelled and helped out on the day.