British Universities XC Champs

James McCrae led a trio of young Nene Valley athletes at the British University's Cross Country Championships in Gloucester on Saturday. The 18 year old 1st year Birmingham University student had an excellent day, finishing 28th in the 7.3km race with a time of 25:57, in a field containing mainly 2nd and 3rd year students.

McCrae's 21 year old club mate, Ross Huskisson, came home 147th out of nearly 500 runners.

Emma Chan finished 240th out of 583 athletes in the ladies race.

Barry Warne