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In-form Jarlath is shooting for top fifty in the ‘National’

Westbury Harrier John Collier leading the senior men’s race at the start of the 2014 ‘National’ when it was last held in Nottingham

 

JARLATH McKenna  could be pushing for a top fifty finish in the English Cross Country Championships in Nottingham tomorrow.

The Bristol & West AC runner (pictured) has raced sparingly this winter but his fifth place in the Midland Championships was a good pointer as to his form showing a big improvement on his 17th in the same event last year.

Last year Jarlath finished 64th in the ‘National’ at Castle Donington which was a staggering improvement upon his 264th place the previous year on his debut at Parliament Hill.

Can former Easy Runner/Bristol Post athlete of the month winner Jarlath make a similar stride forward this weekend?  A top fifty finish is surely within his grasp but how much higher can Jarlath reach in one of the great events of the winter?