LEIGH Harriers ran well to collect two team awards in the first SE Lancs Cross Country League match of the season.

Clash of the day at Leigh's Marshall Street College came in the U15s two miles between the club's two English internationals, Dionne Allan and Hannah Warburton.

After a fast start Dionne headed the field, but with less than a half mile to go she was edged out by Hannah who held on to cross the line with Dionne runner-up.

With Lauren Howarth fourth, Vickey Green fifth and Danielle Allen sixth Leigh easily collected the team trophy.

The second went to the boys' U13 squad after Isaac McCann finished second, Cameron Adamson, who is improving with every race, in third and Tom Powell fifth.

Senior Katrina Tehan in her first cross country of the season took the ladies' race over an energy sapping four miles course.

Next victory went to the U13s' girls led by outstanding talent, Amy Riley, who kept the lead over the one and a half miles from gun to tape. She was followed home by Abigail Howarth in third and Joy Orrell in 16th.

Tom Henders won his first SE Lancs race in the youths' event over four miles. After being in the leading group over the first lap he pulled away on the second for an easy victory.

In the seniors Scott Hughes put in a good performance over the six mile course to finish third. Phil Foster was eighth in the over 40 agegroup followed by John Howarth in 14th.

Alex Urmston in his first six mile run was 20th, John Indricks 65th, Dave Phelps 85th and Andy Arnold 95th.

In the U11s Richard Powell made a slow start but worked his way through the 60-strong field to come home third. Shannon Johnson in the same agegroup took third with Bethany Jones fifth and Sophia Thornton ninth for second overall.

Leigh Harriers' supervet Derek Howarth added another championship trophy to his tally in the Northern Vets 10 mile road race at Padgate.

He ran 76 min 10sec in the over 70's group - and saw son, John, produce an outstanding run in the over 40 race clocking 57min 50sec for fourth.