SALLY Hogan was in im-pressive form for Broms-grove and Redditch AC at the second round of Gloucester-shire Cross Country League on Saturday.

Hogan completed the six-kilometre course at Pitville Park in 25 minutes and 52 seconds which was enough for her to come third in the under-20s age category.

She set the tone for some encouraging performances from the club, with the junior runners also impressing.

Twelve-year-old Livvy Worth, who was running in the under-13s, completed her 2.5km race in 10.55 to finish fifth.

The race was won by Rosanna Mutsaars from Bourton Road Runners in 10.29.

Next up for the club was Orianna Ball who had to negotiate a 4.2km route. The event was taken by Banbury Harrier Tory Mobley in 17.20 with Ball coming sixth in (19.19).

Hogan led the way for the women on the 6km course and she was followed by Katy Anderson (26.09, 13th overall), Tamara Ball (10th in category, 19th overall), Melanie Hepke (5th in category, 39th overall), Charlotte Ball (2nd in category, 47th overall), Rebecca Selvey (12th in category, 61st overall), Jeanette Malin (4th in category, 65th overall), Jayne Parsons (5th in category, 72nd overall), Jane Anderson (9th in category, 85th overall) and Karen Riley (18th in category, 86th overall).

In the team competition, the club claimed a brilliant third for the A category, 13th for the B and 24th for the C section, while in the masters the A team placed fourth and the B team 11th.

In the men’s competition, the race distance increased to 9.1km and, with the course already run on by hundreds of competitors, had become even more of a challenge.

The race was won by Bristol and West’s Oliver Mott in 31.48 but Bromsgrove and Redditch’s first athlete home was Simon Lanckham in 35.18 placing him 20th overall (17th in category).

He was followed by Andrew Freeman (34th, 25th in category), Kevin Lanckham (37th, 4th in category), Gavin Moorhead (72nd, 35th in category), Darryll Thomas (92nd, 40th in category), Phil Richardson (118th, 6th in category), Peter Hawcroft (122nd, 4th in category), Phillip Anderson (147th, 16th in category) and Ian Nutter (155th, 18th in category).

The men finished eighth in the team competition and 11th in the masters.

Meanwhile, the club had a trio in action at the Stroud Half Marathon.

Lara Jackson was first home for the BRAC in one 1.41 to come 10th in the over-40s.

Felin Lally was next in 1.43 and president Roger Beach-am took third place in his over-70s age category.