9 competitors in the Red & Gold of Spenborough & District AC
Spenborough athletes joined runners from all over the country at Harewood House on Saturday for the National Cross Country Championships. Over 2000 runners began the senior men's race and as in all races this season it was Joe Sagar who put in the best performance among the Spenborough runners. Lining up with the best distance runners in the country the Spen runners enjoyed some competitive running over the rolling parkland course. Joe ran his usual fast start and had a great run to finish 138th. Simon Bolland (524th), Henry Carter (842nd), Ian Wilson (1019th), Daniel Dalton (1653rd) and Lee Dolman (1826th) were the other Spen finishers. The team placed 93rd of the 144 teams. The race was won by Mahamed Mahamed from Southampton with Northern and Yorkshire champion Emile Cairess from Leeds second. Natasha Geere was the only Spen runner in the women's race and she placed 374th. Earlier in the day Sophia Fougler placed 382th in the under 13 girl's race and Matthew Dalton was 196th in the under 13 boy's race.