HARRIERS athletes clinched several podium places at the third edition of the South East Lancs Cross Country League at Leigh.

The top finishers included Harvey Kenny (under-11 – second), Laurence Britton (u13 – third), Rachel Bailey (u20 – second), Karl Darcy (men's seniors – third) and Paul Mills (M50 – first).

First up were the u11s and leading the way was Kenny, building on his impressive run in the county championships with a fantastic second place – just five seconds off first spot.

Sam Philbin was next home in 19th, with Alfie Dodds in 27th place resulting in sixth place for the team.

In the u11 girls, Scarlett Thompson achieved 14th place with Cloe Bentley-Hughes in 29th.

In the u13s, Laurence Britton ran superbly again to finish third, with Oisin Behan in 14th and Josh Bentley-Hughes in 17th, meaning the team secured fourth overall.

For the girls, Lily Philbin battled hard for 14th, with Hannah Swales in 23rd, while in the u17 girls, Molly Philbin ran well for fifth place over a challenging 5K course.

Rachel Bailey continued her impressive form in the women’s race, finishing 12th overall and in an excellent second place in the u20 category.

In the top 10 in the men's race, Karl Darcy took bronze and he was joined by Tommy Harrison in sixth.

Paul Mills finished 19th overall and in doing so managed to reverse the standings from Oldham and secure first place in his vet category, while Craig Kenny was unable to finish.

BUH&AC results: U11 boys (team 6th – 48 pts) – Harvey Kenny 8:10, Sam Philbin 9:48, Alfie Dodds 10:17; u11 girls –

Scarlett Thompson 10:01, Cloe Bentley-Hughes 11:50; u13 boys (team 4th – 34 pts) – Laurence Britton 10:37, Oisin Behan 11:58, Joshua Bentley-Hughes 12:57; u13 girls – Lily Philbin 11:55, Hannah Swales 13:34; u17 girls – Molly Philbin 24:50; u20 women – Rachel Bailey 30:59; senior men – Karl Darcy 35:01, Tommy Harrison 35:28, Paul Mills 39:25.