The course and conditions were good for the National Cross Country Championships at Wollaton Park, Nottingham. Unfortunately there was a poor turn out from Liverpool Pembroke Sefton runners. The best result came from Under 17 Rosie Johnson who was a good 23rd but there will be tinge of disappointment in this as Rosie had run confidently in claiming third in the Northerns and might have expected a first ten placing. The only team LPS had out was in the Junior Men where a positive Warren Turner was 64th followed by Alistair Nelson(82), Sean Kirkbride(94) and James Loftus(121). The squad was 9th and also had Ryan Blackwell(131) and Rob Parkinson(175) in reserve.
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Disappointing turn out at the Nationals
Four lone individuals bravely survived their event, U13 Fran Price(187), U15 Anna Hulme(163), U15 Ben Singleton(200) and Senior, Danny Gilbody(923). A trio of adventurous senior women also made the trip, Lauren Wilson(243), Sam Wade(306) and Vicki Jones(378). On the up-side there will be individuals who will have gained some personal satisfaction from performing well at this demanding level. None more so, one suspects, than Lauren Wilson and Warren Turner.
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