English National Cross Country Championships, Parliament Hill 25 February 2012

Lauren Deadman confirmed her recent fine form with a ninth place finish in the senior women's race at the National Cross Country Championships at Parliament Hill on Saturday - her best placing since her fifth place finish at the same venue in 2009.

Lauren went with the early pace, leading the charge from the start and staying in the leading group in the early stages before dropping back in a race won by Charnwood’s Gemma Steel in a sprint finish from Steph Twell (Aldershot) and Sonia Samuels (Sale).  Behind Lauren after her quiet start to the winter season, Faye Fullerton was a respectable 18th.  Jane Hallam also completed the tough course in 487th of the 650 finishers but late-arriving Angie Thompson dropped out.

The senior men’s race had over seventeen hundred athletes on the start line with Rob Warner and Matt Bland the only two Havering Mayesbrook runners to take part. Warner ran well in a strong field to come home in 191st place with Bland taking 383rd, with over thirteen hundred finishers behind him.

Lydia Hallam led home the 23rd placed Under 15 girls in 68th with Heidi Surman-Wells 112th, Four other U15s competed to gain a taste of the “National” experience. Rebecca ward (193rd) and Robbie Nunn (267th) were the scorers and Louise Lear (274th) and Zoe Rudgeley (310th) in reserve. The Under 13 Girls also had a full complement with Amy Baggs' 123rd place being the first team member to cross the line with Gemma Archer-Haley in 132nd and Jess Ward (179th) and Rebecca Brown making up the scoring quartet in 22nd place. Katie Mitchell (201st), Olivia McAlpin (306th) and Elysha Thatcher-Gray (338th) gained useful experience..

Gemma Phillips was the sole club Under 20 but did well in 55th, and Bethaney Hall was highest placed Under 17 Girl in 98th, with Lindsay McLachlan 172nd and Lindsey Wiggins in 196th. Tom Davis (119th) was the highest club Under 17 Man with Tom Brennan 305th .









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Under 13 Girls: ;  123rd- Amy Baggs 13:26; 132nd - Gemma Archer-Hayley 13:32; 179th - Jessica Ward 13:56; 183rd - Rebecca Brown 14:00; ;(Team 22nd) 201st - Katie Mitchell - 14:08; 306th - Olivia McAlpin 15:31; 338th - Elysha Thatcher-Gray 16:20


Under 15 Girls: 68th - Lydia Hallam 15:40; 112th - Heidi Surman-Wells 16:15; 193rd - Rebecca Ward 17:08; 267th - Robbie Nunn 18:24 21:23 (Team 23rd); 274th - Louise Lear 18:27; 310th - Zoe Rudgeley 19:33; DNF- Zoe Mabo


Under 17 women:  98th - Bethaney Hall 22:03; 172nd - Lindsay McLachlan 24:53; 196th - Lindsey Wiggins 31:55


Under 20 women:  55th - Gemma Phillips 25:38


Senior Women: 9th - Lauren Deadman 28:26; 18th - Faye Fullerton 29:35 487th - Jane Hallam (W40) 42:29; DNF - Angie Thompson (W35) 


Under 13 Boys:  244th - Michael Hollette - 13:13; 311th - Aaron Westwood 13:56; 363rd - Michael Vanderhook 15:43; 371st - Eddie Rudgeley 17:13 (Team:  38th)

Under 15 Boys: 211th Edward Thompson 17:44; 312th - Elliott Nunn - 19:24

Under 17 Boys:  119th - Tom Davis 22:00; 305th - Tom Brennan 25:18

Senior Men: 191st - Rob Warner 41:22; 29th - Mat Bland (M40) 44:01


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