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Senior Men Race Report – Seville, December 2023

The latest racing of the ‘Cross Italica’ took place in Seville, Spain on November 12th 2023. England Cross Country teams regularly frequent this event and this year it was deemed ideally placed in the calendar at 2 weeks prior to the UK European Cross Country Trial at Liverpool. In the men’s race Ellis Cross, Jacob

Race Report – Lotto CrossCup, Diest, Feb ’23 – Junior Men

The Belgians are renowned for their challenging cross country courses, organisation and hospitality so what better race to pick for our final international race of the season than Diest in Belgium. The Diest race is a part of the CrossCup series but as it is not a gold standard event it does not attract the

Race Report – Lotto CrossCup, Diest, Feb ’23 – Junior Women

The course was the same as the junior men 5070m. Innes went immediately into the lead followed by Hattie, Olivia and Sophie. At the end of the first of three laps Innes was in a clear lead from Hattie followed by Olivia and Sophie. Innes continued to stretch her lead during the second lap followed by Hattie

Race Report – Lotto CrossCup, Diest, Feb ’23 – Senior Women

The Senior Ladies team were represented by Sarah Astin, Niamh Bridson Hubbard, Rebecca Murray and Philippa Stone. The ladies delivered excellent performances on a challenging 9km multi lap course, each lap containing several tight turns, running through sand and running up and down steep banks. They all started positively and ran with the leading pack

Race Report – Lotto CrossCup, Diest, Feb ’23 – Senior Men

On a particularly tight and twisty Diest course, a good start to the hairpin turn after two hundred metres was essential. All three England representatives were soon to the fore, with Tomer Tarragano (Brighton & Hove, Dean Miller) covering the lead, closely followed by Jack Gray (Cambridge & Coleridge, Mark Vile) and Ned Potter (Newham

Race Report – Lotto Cross Cup, Hannut Jan ’23, Senior Men

Lotto CrossCup – Hannut 22/01/2023 England Senior Men – Race Report The team met at St Pancras, London for a lunchtime departure to Brussels on Eurostar then on to Leuven where we stayed overnight before transporting to the race venue in Hannut. 11.00am Sunday morning the team boarded the bus with very grey skies and

Race Report – Lotto Cross Cup, Hannut Jan ’23, Junior Women

Junior women’s report from Hannut England returned to this fixture after an absence of some years. We had the individual winner Innes Fitzgerald and second with Rebecca Flaherty. The course was good with challenges for all. When the juniors approached their race the course was deteriorating as there were a number of younger athletes racing

Race Report – Lotto Cross Cup, Hannut Jan ’23, Junior Men

Lotto CrossCup – Hannut 22/01/2023 England Junior Men – Team Report The team met early on Saturday morning for the first stage on the journey to Hannut. Leaving the bright sunshine of London far behind us we arrived in Leuven, Belgium to be greeted by slate grey skies. After a good night’s rest the athletes

Race Report – Hannut Jan ’23, Senior Women

Lotto Cross Cup, Hannut, Belgium. 22 January 2023 Senior Ladies Report As the ladies lined up to start the race the snow started to poor down making the already tough conditions more of a challenge. The ladies had 2x1k laps and 4×1.5k laps to complete on a twisty varied course with three jumps to encounter