Cross Country : News & Reports

Three Qualify for Essex in County Championships


Braintree & District Athletic Club's Chloe Beckett had a busy and successful weekend competing in cross country and indoor track events.

On Saturday, 16 year old Chloe came 5th in the Senior Girls Essex Cross Country Championships in Hylands Park, Chelmsford.

This great performance, in muddy and windy conditions, qualified her to run for Essex in the Junior National Championships.

On Sunday, she went to Lea Valley to run in the Indoor U20 South East England Championships 1500m race.

Despite being on the younger end of this age category, Chloe came 4th overall.

Her time of 4m 59.18s, a PB by over 18 seconds, fulfilled her ambition to break the 5 minute barrier, and was just reward for her conscientious training.

Also qualifying to run for Essex in the Senior Girls Southern Championships were Jess Park and Emily Cowper-Coles.

Results from the Hylands Park event:

Junior Girls

Sam Ragus 29th

Intermediate Girls

Ruby Featherstone 28th

Chloe Cockell 48th

Chloe Hinds 50th

Daisy Solomon 52nd

Senior Girls

Chloe Beckett 5th

Jess Park 12th

Emily Cowper-Coles 14th

Phil Winter did well to complete the Senior Boys event, despite feeling unwell.

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