Inter Counties XC Champs, Cofton Park

Several of Nene Valley Harriers finest cross country runners were in action at the season’s big finale, the Inter-counties Championship held at Cofton Park in Birmingham on Saturday.

The Lincolnshire under 20 men's team finished 6th out of the 24 competing counties, thanks to a trio of young Harriers.

James McCrae led the county home in 20th place, with Alex Hampson not far behind in 29th.The third scorer was Daniel Skinner, from the Lincoln Wellington club, in 55th position while Bradley Spurdens closed the scoring team finishing 64th. Michael Cawood finished 152nd, while Peterborough AC athlete fAmittai Ben-Israel finished 87th in a Cambridgeshire vest.

The highest individual position of the day went to Flo Brill with 15th position for Cambridgeshire in the under 13 girls race. Ella Robinson came home in 160th position for Cambridgeshire and Sam Oakley was 235th in the boys under 13 race in a light blue vest.

Amber Park squeezed into the top 100 of the under 15 girls race finishing 91st for Cambridgeshire with Josie Fortune and her teammatesEllie Piccaver finished 220th and 223rd respectively.

The Ellison siblings were both picked to run for Lincolnshire and Ethan was placed 219th in the under 15 boys race, and his older sister Megan finished 124th under 17 girl.

Although Cat Foley-Wray and Grace Mullins were selected for Lincolnshire they were unable to race on the day, leaving Ruth Jones to carry the Nene Valley mantle finishing 202nd.

Peterborough AC’S Steve Robinson ran well for Cambridgeshire in the senior men's race finishing 48th. Former Peterborough AC star Glenn Watts finished 41st.

Barry Warne