On Saturday 18th February a total of 87 runners from 14 clubs across England and Wales took part in the National Cross Country Championship hosted by Essex Boys and Girls Clubs at Stubber’s Adventure Centre in Upminster, Essex.
Many of the clubs travelled a great distance to compete in the Nationals including Cardiff from The Boys and Girls Clubs of Wales, Hastings and West Hill BC of Sussex and Surrey Clubs for Young People and six clubs from the Durham Association of Boys and Girls Clubs: Birtley, Derwentside, Chester Le Street, Low Fell, Blackhill and Sunderland.
In addition there were a number of clubs from the Essex Boys and Girls Clubs network competing for both National and County titles. These clubs included: Centurions ABC, St Joseph’s YC, Rayne ABC, Bancroft Lions CC, Colne Engaine YC and Linford Wanderers FSC.
The sun shone throughout the day and the temperature was uncharacteristically mild which made for ideal cross country running conditions and an enjoyable atmosphere for spectators (especially when twinned with the abundance of homemade cakes courtesy of EBGC’s Sue Pell).
Races took place for boys and girls at U11, U13, U15 and U17 age groups offering both individual and team awards.
For all results click here
To see photos from the day please click here