Athletes running for England and funded by the ECCA performed well in the Lotto Cross Cup event held in Brussels on Sunday. This annual pre Christmas event was as usual high quality and the England male and female team members didn’t disappoint.
The Senior Men’s 10k was once again full of good runners and Alex Kibet of Kenya was a clear winner in 32.09, however for England Jonathan Taylor had his best run of the season in 11th place with 34.07, Jack Martin came 15 secs behind in 15th, then Andrew Heyes 22nd in 34.39 and Alex Bruce-Littlewood 28th in 35.20 completed the quartet in a field of 70 runners.
Lauren Deadman led the England Senior Women home in 9th recording 21.24 in race won by Kenyan, Sheila Chepngetich in 19.57 with Fionuala Britton (Ireland) 3rd in 20.34. Katie Hewison ran strongly to finish 10th with 21.26, while Georgie Bruinvels was 15th in 21.40 and Ashley Gibson 20th recording 22.27.
There was complete domination by England Junior Women in there event, Grace Baker was the winner in 15.06 ahead of Harriett Knowles-Jones who finished 4 seconds down, Nicole Taylor of Tonbridge AC finished 3rd in 15.32 while Isobel Glaisher placed 5th in 16.06. Jenny Nesbit who had been selected withdrew from the team on Friday due to a knee injury. Gus Cockle led the Junior Men home in 4th spot recording 20.48, in a race won by Dieter Kerstin of Belgium in 20.30 while other England representatives running were Oliver Fox 9th in 21.02, James hall 10th and Jack Rowe 24th.
Full results can be found at http://www.sport.be/