Glorious sunshine greeted a mammoth 2328 runners in the senior men’s National Cross Country championship race held at Parliament Hill fields on Saturday.
Despite a good number of athletes entered, the senior men only managed to field 3 runners due to injury and illness taking its toll on the rest of the squad. Jim Cooper got stuck behind masses of runners at the start so had to work his way through the field to his eventual finishing position of 418th, Declan Traynor also had similar problems navigating his way through the field to place 726th. Nick Andrews had a good run in 1244th.
There were also great results from Eilish O’Grady who placed 19th in the Junior Womens race and Lucy Ashe was 61st in the Senior Women’s event. The club was also represented in many of the junior age groups but did not manage to close in any teams.
Elsewhere the eagle eyed amongst you will also have seen Marilyn Nwawulor on the TV today competing in Glasgow at the Muller Grand Prix event and this follows on the news that Marilyn has been selected for next week’s IAAF world indoor championships to be held in Birmingham! Marilyns time today for the 60M Hurdles was 8.24s – good luck in the worlds Marilyn – heats on Friday 6pm!