Brilliant Bronwen

Bronwen Owen in action at Nottingham
Bronwen Owen in action at Nottingham
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Six members of Scarborough Athletic Club competed in the Saucony English National Cross Country Championships which were staged at Wollaton Park, Nottingham.

The 10-race event started with the women’s under-17 championship, which included Bronwen Owen a former national champion, and Hannah Mainprize who was making a championship debut.

Bobby Scarborough in action

Bobby Scarborough in action

Bronwen had a hard battle with a quality field which included several junior internationals and the first three finishers in this year’s Southern Counties Championship.

Bronwen finished in sixth place and held off the challenge of the reigning champion Annabel Mason, who finished seventh.

Hannah finished a notable debut in 138th and ahead of many quality nationwide club runners.

In the under-15 girls’ race, Emma Clapton, who was the Northern Counties bronze medal winner earlier this month, ran well to finish 66th of the record 355 field.

Bobby Scarborough competed in the junior men’s championship for the first time, and completed the tough course which was over 10 kilometres up in 133rd.

Twelve-year-old Christian Mummert made a good championship debut in the boys’ under-13 championship, and his first ever cross country season for the club. Christian finished in 359th and ahead of many more experienced young athletes.

In the final race of the day, which was the senior men over 12K, Andrew Fleming made a championship debut, and became the first of the club’s senior runners to compete at this prestigious and top quality race for four years.

Andrew finished a most notable 346th of the record 1,657 finishers.