National Cross-Country Championship Parliament Hill London

National Cross-Country Championship Parliament Hill London


15 Athletes from Huntingdonshire BRJ Run and Tri Club attended the National Cross-Country Competition, at Parliament Hill in London, on Saturday.

 The blue skies masked for a while the course conditions which were bleak to say the least. Boggy mud underfoot and hills that seemed to go on and on made this race the hardest race most of the club members had ever competed in.

Competing in the 3km u13s race against 570 of the country’s best were Dominic Pauley (13:41), Jeff Newham (14:34) and Layton Duffy (15:31).

The 4.5km U15s race saw Cameron Smith coming home in 19:19 and team mate Keelan Duffy (who had to go back and retrieve a lost shoe midway through the race) in 19:24.

The 6km u17s race was equally unlucky for BRJ as William Dales (25:57) also lost his shoe to the mud and fell over twice. James Orrell finished in 24:33 and Reece Millard in 25:57.

The 8km ladies race saw 1113 athletes finishing the race, Shelley Duffy finished in 509th in 40:39 and Brj’er Sarah Hall (running for Vegan runners on the day) came home in 661st (43:04).

The 12km men’s race in which 2328 runners finished saw Rob Farrant lead home the club in 901st place (53:06). Other team members were 996th Andy Phillips (53:59), 1083rd Russ Tuit (54:44), 1377th Neil Jarvis (57:36), 1540th Pete Newham (59:27) and in 1825th Chirag Godhania (1:03:14).