English National X/C Championships 2017 Woolaton Park

imagesMud was the order of the day at the English National Cross Country Championships at Wollaton Park, Nottingham. The thick, heavy mud resulted in Naomi Clarke-Myers losing her spikes and finishing the race in her socks! She was not the only casualty on the day but despite these difficult conditions, there were some fabulous results.

Despite being a bottom aged athlete, Elsie ‘The Rocket’ Robinson had a stunning run to finish the U13 race in 10th place. Elsie’s strength and determination were faultless throughout the race and she concluded the race with a strong sprint into the finish.

Lachlan Finch had a great race in the u13 boys age group resulting in a creditable 25th place and Jordan Waine was 31st in the U17 women age group.

Full results:


Lachlan Finch 25th place 12.59
Ash Butler 217th place 14.20
Sam Wright 236th place 14.27

U13g Team 38th place 979 points

Elsie Robinson 10th place 13.31
Izzie Smith 189th place 15.22
Ysa Murdey 370th place 17.02
Eleanor Harwood 410th place 17.34
Eve Rowley 426th place 17.52
Flo Hagger 436th place 18.09


Charlie Combey 246th place 17.45


Emma Richards 172nd place 18.59
Emma Gascoigne 277th place 20.01
Naomi Clarke-Myers 385th place 22.09

U17 women Team 10th place 474 points

Jordan Waine 31st place 20.32
Hannah Ord 77th place 21.47
Rhea Cooper 159th place 23.18
Megan Rowley 207th place 24.33

Junior Women

Alex West 96th place 28.15

Photos in the gallery

Link to official results page

Race report by Rob Griffiths