Once again this year's South of England Cross Country Championships was held at Parliament Hill London. Anyone in the running world knows nothing quite beats 15km here!
The squad had a great turnout across a range of age groups. There were also some notable absentees due to injury and having spent the previous week on crutches as a precaution Chey did well to start the race.
Anna Boniface continued her fantastic form with a 13th place, read full race report here.
Kirsty Walker who has since been selected to represent England in Spain next week finished 6th place in the U17 race.
Sam Rodda and Nick Wiltshire claimed a Team Bronze Medal in the U17 race. Whilst Danny Ray (22nd) was unlucky to be part of the U20 scorers finishing 4th! With Mat Rainbow joining the team for Nationals there is a great chance to claim a medal. Ben Coreless (84th) and Mikey Lennon (64th) respectively put in great efforts too.
In the Men's Senior David Lewis had a great run finished 54th, followed by Ed Stockdale (113th) who had not run since Christmas due to injury! Rob Tan came in 166th whilst I finished 450th, struggling with the hills!
Hannah Willis and Lydia Blythe completed the medals with a Team Bronze in the U20 race.
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Towards the end of the race on Saturday, I sat in 15th place, satisfied. But upon seeing the Highgate girl a head of me tire, it stirred something in me. In recent races, I've been able to adopt the Alexi Pappas approach of "Run Brave", giving me a strong finish, which has previously been my weak point. I managed to gain a few places to finish 13th, which I am ecstatic over. Cross Country will always be the bread and butter to my winter. It's always been really important to me and my development as a marathon runner. Cross Country is where it all started and it puts running in its purest of forms. It's you against the elements (plus a few hundred other runners). Not only does it make you mentally strong but it makes you incredibly fit too