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2018 National Cross Country Championships roundup

Plenty of triathletes - past and present - featured strongly on Saturday at the English, Welsh and Scottish National Cross Country Championships

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‘Triathlete’ success at the 2018 National Cross Country Championships

Continuing our coverage of triathletes (past and present) featuring highly during the major domestic Cross Country running season, yesterday (Saturday) saw the English, Welsh and Scottish National Championships.

The English Champs at Parliament Hill saw former Junior international triathlete Adam Hickey take his first senior national title, while in the women’s event, the Sale Harriers pair of Georgia Taylor-Brown and Katie Hewison (fourth and fifth), helped their club to the team title.

In Swansea, Bronwen Owen took top spot in the Senior Welsh Championships.

Plenty more familiar multipart names too appearing towards the top of the results listings…


ECCA Saucony English National Cross Country Championships
Saturday 24th February 2018 – Parliament Hill, London

SENIOR MEN (12km)

1st – Adam Hickey (Southend) – 39:35
2nd – Andy Coley-Maud (Highgate/Clapham Chasers) – 39:44
3rd – John Gilbert (Kent) – 40:01

8th – Carl Avery (Morpeth) – 40:27
11th – Calum Johnson (Gateshead/Leeds Beckett Uni) – 40:48
13th – Richard Allen (AFD) – 40:53
23rd – Andy Greenleaf (Serpentine) – 41:33

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SENIOR WOMEN (8km)

1st – Phoebe Law (Kingston & Poly) – 28:33
2nd – Louise Small (AFD) – 28:54
3rd – Iona Lake (City of Norwich) – 29:05
4th – Geoogia Taylor-Brown (Sale Harriers) – 29:16
5th – Katie Hewison (Sale Harriers) – 29:34

16th – Georgina Schwiening (Cambridge & Coleridge) – 30:19

Welsh National Cross Country Championships
Saturday 24th February 2018 – Singleton Park, Swansea

Senior Women (6.4km)

1st – Bronwen Owen (Scarborough AC) – 21:31
2nd – Beth Kidger (Brighton Phoenix) – 21:42
3rd – Melanie Wilkins (Winchester & District AC) – 22:19

Senior Men (10.1km)

1st – James Hunt (Cardiff) – 30:45
2nd – Phillip Matthews (Swansea Harriers) – 31:054
3rd – Dan Nash (Cardiff) – 31:43

5th – Morgan Davies (Swansea) – 32:05

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Lindsays Scottish National Cross Country Championships
Saturday 24th February 2018 – Falkirk

Senior Men (10km)

1st – Kristian Jones (Dundee Hawkhill) – 33:05
2nd – Lachlan Oates (Shettleston) – 33:29
3rd – Andrew Douglas (Inverclyde) – 33:37

13th – Cameron Milne (Central) – 34:50

Senior Women (10km)

1st – Mhairi Maclennan (Edinburgh Univ) – 37:49
2nd – Stephanie Pennycook (Edinburgh Univ) – 38:00
3rd – Anna Tait (VP-Glasgow AC) – 38:36

13th – Catriona Morrison (Stirling Triathlon Club) – 41:03

John Levison
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John Levison
TRI247's Chief Correspondent, John has been involved in triathlon for well over 30 years, 15 of those writing on these pages, whilst he can also be found commentating for events across the UK.

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