The overlap of cross country and road running is always a busy time. Athletics correspondent Carl Marston spotlights various events, recent and future, and plots Suffolk runner Jack Millar’s fine progress on the international stage
Ramadan Osman and Sara Bird celebrated individual victories at the final race in the NESS (North Essex & South Suffolk) Cross Country League, hosted by Halstead Road Runners at Gosfield School on a sunny Sunday morning.
Colchester Harriers wrapped up their first North Essex & South Suffolk (NESS) Cross Country League title in eight years, after dominating the fifth and penultimate meeting, hosted by Hadleigh Hares at Holbecks Farm, Hadleigh, on Sunday.
Ruby Vinton produced a terrific sprint finish to retain her under-13 girls’ title at the South of England Cross Country Championships, which were staged at the notoriously tough Parliament Hill Fields on Hampstead Heath in north-west London on Saturday.
Colchester Harriers are closing in on the NESS (North Essex & South Suffolk) Cross Country League title, following another victory at the fourth meeting of the season, hosted by Ipswich JAFFA at the Suffolk Food Hall in the shadow of the Orwell Bridge at Wherstead on Sunday.
Hadleigh United’s caretaker management team, of Andy Lambert and Andy Crisp, were delighted with their side’s spirited performance during Saturday’s narrow 1-0 home defeat to in-form Walsham-le-Willows.