out on the medals by just one second in 4th place at the South
of England Cross-country U15s Race at Parliament Hill, London.
8th in the U20s race at the Reebok Cross Challenge race in
was 3rd home overall and first U20 in the combined U17/U20 race at the Reebok Cross Challenge race in
surprise winner of the Under 17 race was Ashleigh Gayle Murray
(Pitreavie AAC) who defeated Non Stanford (Swansea Harriers) with an impressive front
running performance. The girls were the first home in both age
groups, with Sarah Ponsford (IIF Group) first under 20 and third overall.
was another race where the Under 17s demonstrated their strength competing
against older athletes with six of the first eight all Under 17.
finished in 14:53 with Stanford second in 15:19. Ponsford clocked 15:28 as
first Under 20.
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Trains Under 20 Womenís 6km:
Itís always hard to spot front-runners because Under 17s have a habit of
upsetting Under 20 form-guides. Siobhan Coleman (Scotland East)
leads the Reebok Cross Challenge Under 17 standings. Sian Edwards
(Northamptonshire) won the National Under 17 title a fortnight ago, ahead
of all the Under 20s eligible for this race, having earned a place in the
Norwich Union GB Junior Womenís Team that won Silver medals at
Decemberís Spar European Cross Country Championships. Hannah England
(Oxfordshire) currently leads the Reebok Cross Challenge Under 20
standings. Karrie Hawitt (Cheshire) is the defending Champion and
has an extra reason to get to the World Cross Country Championships Ė
the Junior Womenís race is on her 19th birthday, 19 March. Morag
MacLarty (Scotland East) won the Commonwealth Youth Games 1500m title
in Australia pre-Christmas and led the Norwich Union GB Junior Team to
success in the annual Lisbon International a few weeks ago. Sara
Ponsford (Wiltshire) is second in the Reebok Cross Challenge Under 20
standings. Stephanie Twell (Aldershot, Farnham and District AC) is
the National Under 17 Silver medallist.
selectors to consider: Emily Pidgeon (Gloucester AC) has won
the last two European Trials Junior Womenís races without being old
enough to take her place in the Norwich Union GB Team, and has informed
the selectors she intends to run in the English Schools Championships on
12 March rather than the Reebok UK Inter-Counties Championships.
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