February 23: Small turnout at the National Cross Country Championships

Only nine athletes travelled to Harewood House, north of Leeds, for the National Cross Country Championships.

Lara Bromilow was the sole representative in the Senior Women’s 8km race. After a steady start she moved through the field gaining sixteen places on the second of two laps to record her best-ever finish in 39th place in 31:18. 1034 women finished the race. Only two MMK women have finished higher than Lara in the National.

Conrad Webber and Ewan Forsythe started the 10km Junior Men’s race, but Conrad pulled out early on. Ewan battled on to finish 138th in 33:41 out of 201 finishers.

Six MMK men started the 12km Senior Men’s race and with 6 to score in the team event it was impoortant they all finished. After a very fast start he drifted back 30 places to finish 97th in 39:55, the fourth best finish in the National by an MMK Senior Man. This was backed up by excellent runs from Graham Jones (181st in 41:18), James Tuttle (234th in 41:56), Ian Wood (471st in 44:34), Jeremy Vick (506th in 44:57) and Steve Tuttle (648th in 46:21). There were 2006 finishers. The men’s team finished 27th with 2137 points.

Full results from Harewood House

The pictures below were taken by Brian Graves.