Mason helps Great Britain to cross country glory

Charlene Thomas. Picture: Mark Shearman
Charlene Thomas. Picture: Mark Shearman

WAKEFIELD Harrier Annabel Mason helped Great Britain’s U20s team to an historic clean-sweep in the Bupa Great Edinburgh International Cross Country International Challenge last Saturday.

The 16 year-old enjoyed another superb run to take sixth place in the junior race and complete an all-British top-six in the event televised by the BBC.

The defending champion Emelia Gorecka led the field with a time of 13 minutes 46 seconds and she was followed by her Great Britain team-mates who crossed the line in quick succession with Mason clocking a time of 14:07 for the 4km run.

Senior star Charlene Thomas competed in a high-class invitational women’s race, run over 3km.

Genzebe Dibaba took first place, five seconds ahead of Olympic 5,000m champion Meseret Defar.

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