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Breakthrough for Mike

Saturday 9 March 2013

Mike Ward fully justified his selection as February's athlete of the month with a fine run in the under 20 men's race at the UK Inter Counties championships in Birmingham today, held over a muddy course but in otherwise good conditions.

Always in touch with the leaders, a mud spattered Mike finished strongly in sixth place, an excellent position amongst the cream of British cross country runners.

The event doubles as the selection trials for the British teams to take part in the World Cross Country championships to be held in Poland in two weeks time and we wait to see if Mike's performance today has won him a place.

In the under 13 girls' race, Lucy Dennis finished an excellent 12th whilst John Cove was 36th in the under 17 boys' and Emma Ligthard was 50th in the under 15 girls.

in her first season with the club, Gwenno Waddington finished 39th in the under 15 girls' race and Rhys Jones, who joined us only two weeks ago, finished 48th in the under 13 boys' race.

These championships attract the best runners from the whole of the UK and to finish even in the top 100 is a good achievement. Well done to all.

The full results can be found by going to RESULTS and choosing the Inter Counties Championships.