Saturday saw one of the highlights of the year in the club running scene, the English National Cross Country Champs. This year hosted at Sandy Gate in Leeds. A race steeped in heritage and one that see's club runners of all abilities towing the line. One of the only opportunities that any club runner of any ability can be on the same start line as professional runners, some of the country's best.
This year was no different, the winner of the senior mens was Mahamed Mahamed of southampton AC in 36:34 and the winner of the senior womens was Emily Hosker Thornhill of Aldershot & Farnham AC in 28:17.
full results below.
We only had a small representation at the club, probably due to the location. Knowle and Dorridge RC were kind enough to offer us some travel places on their 'fun bus' (yet to be confirmed just how fun it was!). Sam Horsfall, Clare Colquhoun and Ed Wallace took up the offer and appeared to have a great day. Its a shame we didn't have any full teams, but great that all three of them still went never the less and gave it their best. I think a big well done is in order for all three of them!
Ive stolen a few photos from Facebook of our heroes at the event...