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CoNAC-ers shine at BUCS XC

The British Universities Cross Country Championships took centre stage at the weekend in which many of the Club’s endurance athletes had the opportunity to represent their respective universities in a top-flight competition. The event staged over the demanding Blackweir Fields course in Cardiff proved to be very satisfying for St Mary’s University College based Ashley Harrell and Ryan Saunders. Contesting ... Read More »

CoNAC juniors grab SEAA XC medals at Brighton

The course prepared for the Saucony South of England Cross Country Championships held in Stanmer Park, Brighton was classified as a true test of cross country running and so it proved to be for the CoNAC athletes taking part. Medals on this occasion were at a premium with only the Under 13 Boys racing over 3000m and Under 15 Girls ... Read More »

Iona Lake – GB superstar!

Iona Lake has risen from relative obscurity to international success in the space of just two months. At the beginning of November, Iona – a first year student at Birmingham University – was battling for her place in the Great Britain junior team to compete at the European Cross Country Championships in Slovenia in early December. Competing in the trial ... Read More »

Ashley & Iona wave the England XC flag in Brussels

A trip to Brussels via Eurostar proved to be a successful sortie for club athletes Iona Lake and Ashley Harrell who were there to represent England in Sunday’s Lotto Cross Cup Series. The course laid out in the Park van Laken turned out to be a quagmire as it has done for the past few years. Iona was first away ... Read More »

Goose wins team silver at European XC champs

The last two weeks have been a rollercoaster ride for Mitch Goose. Currently completing his studies at Iona University USA he was told by UK Athletics that he must return to home base to compete in the trial race for the European Cross Country Championships in order to qualify for the Great Britain Under 23 team. Two days after his ... Read More »

Goose flies to glory despite jet lag

For Mitch Goose the European Cross Country Trials held in a blustery Sefton Park, Liverpool proved to be a happy hunting ground on Saturday. Always in the forefront in flamboyant hair styles he led from front when seeking selection for the Great Britain Under 23 team that will be competing on Slovenia in two weeks time. Competing over the rapidly ... Read More »

Iona Lake makes England XC debut in Burgos, Spain

Endurance athletes from the Club competed far and near over the past weekend making their mark in Spain, the USA and locally at Shouldham Warren. Drama preceded Iona Lake’s first cross country international appearance. Selected for England at Junior level she travelled to Burgos, northern Spain to compete on a typically flat continental course that included many twists and turns. ... Read More »

CoNAC delight at National Cross Country Relays

Within the winter competitive calendar the Saucony English Cross Country Relays do not come any tougher. These championship races are staged over a tried and tested course in Berry Hill Park, Mansfield and proved to be a great day for the Club’s athletes when they produced their best ever overall performance at the event, finishing five teams in top ten ... Read More »

CoNAC dominates SEAA XC Relays

Endurance athletes from the Club were again on their travels at the weekend. Having recently missed out on gaining any medals in the South of England Road Relay Championships it proved to be very much a different story on Saturday at the South’s Cross Country Relay Championships. Travelling to Biggleswade to compete, they returned home with a hatful of medals ... Read More »

Silver lining for Iona Lake

The English Schools Cross Country Championships staged at Wollaton Park, Nottingham proved to be a happy hunting ground for club athlete Iona Lake. Competing for Norfolk in the Senior Girls 4.1km race she proved that she has a bright future in the sport. West Yorkshire’s Jennifer Walsh, as is her usual practice took to the front from the gun opening ... Read More »

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