English National Cross Country Championships 2016 – Martin McGann record holder!

English National Cross Country Championships 2016 – Martin McGann record holder!

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The English National Cross Country Championships took place on Saturday at Donington Park.The course was a tough undulating one with plenty of sticky mud to make it even tougher for the athlete’s. There were some great performances from East Cheshire athlete’s on the day, well done to all.

East Cheshire’s highest finish came from Tom McGuinness in the junior men’s 10K event, finishing a brilliant 19th position in the country. Luke Piper worked hard throughout and finished 95th in the same race.

Megan Lewis was our only counter in the under 13 girls race finishing 184th out of 449 finishers, which is a great effort. Abby O’Neil also had a good run in the under 15 girls race as the only counter in 192nd out of 354 finishers. George Lewis had a solid run in the under 17 men’s event finishing 96th out of 234 finishers.

In the senior women’s race there were 3 representatives who took to the tough 8K course. First back was Janine Rdgard in 315th place, closely followed by Mel Kay in 399th and Andrea Edwards finished 487th out of 739 competitors, great effort from all.

There was a massive field in the senior men’s race with 1730 finishers. Kevin Jowett was first home for ECH with a solid finish in 303rd, closely followed by Scott Matthews in 385th. The ever present Gary Matthews finished in 723rd. Other finishers included Gavin Browne (887th), Derek Hughes (unknown finish place due to losing his chip), Martin Lewis (1516th) and Martin McGann (1696th). A MASSIVE well done to Martin McGann on his 48th consecutive national cross country which is a record, a fantastic achievement well done!!

Full Results: http://www.englishcrosscountry.co.uk/news/saucony-english-national-cross-country-results-2016/

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