Wakefield Harriers quartet achieve landmark cross-country result

Wakefield Harriers U15s girls team win bronze at the National Cross Country Championships. Faye Beckett, Sophie Woollin, Rebecca Firth and Annabel Mason.
Wakefield Harriers U15s girls team win bronze at the National Cross Country Championships. Faye Beckett, Sophie Woollin, Rebecca Firth and Annabel Mason.

WAKEFIELD Harriers celebrated one of their most successful appearances at the National Cross Country Championships last weekend with the club coming away from London with both team and individual medals, writes Mark Berry.

The U15s girls team conquered the hilly Parliament Hill Fields course to take bronze - the best team result achieved by Wakefield in 40 years.

Annabel Mason led the way with an exceptional second place, finishing only three seconds behind winner and Southern Champion Bobby Clay.

Mason was supported by brilliant runs from Rebecca Firth (25th), Faye Beckett (81st) and Sophie Woollin (116th) to secure third place.

Other Harriers enjoying good results were Edward Dunbavin (U13s boys, 173rd), Rachel Firth (U15s girls, 121st), Stephanie Rodgers (U15s girls, 138th), Lucy Robinson (U15s girls, 169th), Saskia Lewis (U15s girls, 290th), William Ingram (U15s boys, 87th), Benjamin Read (U15s boys, 164th), George Heppinstall (U15s boys, 192nd), Daniel Franks (U17s men, 216th) and Jack Mitchell (U17s men, 291st).

Read Friday’s Wakefield Express for more of the latest athletics news.