National Cross Country Championships – Parliament Hill Fields, London – Sat 26th February

The annual English National Cross Country Championships took place at the iconic Parliament Fields with athletes competing for glory against the cream of the nation’s runners.

Elisha DeMello has had an outstanding year claiming the club marathon record and has excelled in all races and the National Championships would prove a worthy challenge. Elisha started off steadily over the 7 mile course and battled all the way to claim 38th position – the best ever position by an R & N senior athlete. William Gardner also had an outstanding performance finishing in 117th position.

The youngsters from the club also had the opportunity to compete against the best in the country and provided some outstanding performances. Maddie Jacks competed in the U17 womens event and produced a stunning performance claiming 33rd position – a position which was replicated by Arthur Tilt in the U15 boys race. Olivia McGhee had an outstanding run to finish in 74th position in the U13 girls race whilst Ava Rogerson finished in 86th place in the U15 girls race. Dominic Evans had an outstanding run in the U17 mens races finishing in 122nd position with Louis Starr and Thomas Brinkley finishing just behind. Well done to all.

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By ad-bryac / Administrator on Feb 28, 2022