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Tuesday, 27 September 2016
Year 8 pupil Matthew Mair competed in the Northern Road Relay championships for his club, running against teams from across the North of England.
As part of the Horwich team of three, he completed the final 3Km leg of the course and came in third overall, just 6 second behind the winners. There was some controversy as one of his teammates was held up for 10 seconds by an official: had this not occurred, the team might have come in first place. Unfortunately, although the officials admitted their mistake, there was no change to the final results.
Nonetheless, the Horwich team including Matthew will go on to the Nationals in a few weeks’ time.
Matthew also posted the sixth fastest time for the 3Km on the day, clocking 10.04, which was an excellent feat considering that there were over eighty runners taking part.
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