The English National Cross Country Championships took place on Saturday 25th February at Wolloton Park in Nottingham. ECH athletes competed against the best athletes in the country in very tough muddy conditions, with a few mud streams to negotiate!
The highest finish of the day from a ECH athlete came in the under 17 men’s 6km event, with Keenan Owen having a fantastic run capping off a great season making the top 20, finishing in 18th position. Joe Steward ran well in his first ever senior National race over the 12km distance finishing high up in 31st Position. Gavin Browne 572nd, Simon Grundy 760th, Gary Matthew 955th, Barry Hirst 987th, Martin Lewis 1630th and Martin McGann 1746th made up the team. A special mention to Martin McGann who made it his 48th consecutive National cross country, which is the record, a fantastic achievement Martin!
Tom McGuinness had a strong run in the junior men’s race over 10km, making the top 50 in 45th place. Also, good runs from George Lewis 105th and Luke Piper 137th. Tom’s sister Lily McGuinness also had a great run in the junior women’s race over 6km, finishing in 73rd position.
Callum Brierley had a solid run in 185th place in the under 15 boys 4.5km race. Megan Lewis finished off a good cross country season finishing 186th in the under 15 girls 4km race. Finally, a good effort from Melanie Kay in the senior women’s 8km race finishing 436th out of 788 competitors.
Well done to all athletes, coaches, parents for their efforts on the day!
Full results: http://www.englishcrosscountry.co.uk/news/saucony-english-national-cross-country-results-2017/
Top – team putting up the tent!
2nd – Lily McGuinness
3rd – Joe Steward
Bottom – Keenan Owen