Local Athletes Perform Well at National Cross Country Champs

There were some impressive performances from the young athletes of North Somerset whilst representing their county teams at the prestigious English Schools Cross Country Championships in Nottingham last weekend.

This is the premier Cross Country event in the calendar for any aspiring young athlete, with the nation’s top junior athletes competing for honours. So to make the top 50 of any category in this competition is evidence of exceptional talent.

Matt Howard and Sam Gentry deserve special mention after recording fantastic finishing positions of 15th and 16th respectively in the Junior Boys race. Imogen Maroney finished an impressive 41st in the Intermediate girls race whilst Ellie Wallace recorded an equally impressive 45th in the Senior girls race.

Other selected athletes Jack Wilkinson, Callum Smith, Mike Proffit, Joe Gentry, Olivia Burton, Alice Davies, Alys Withers, Angharad Flower and Harriet Moore all competed well in large fields of 300 plus of the country’s top athletes.