Hannah is fifth in British Cross Challenge opener

patgallagherhannahhobbsA SMATTERING of west runner made the trip to Milton Keynes for the opening race in the British Athletics Cross Challenge series.

The highest place went to Westbury Harriers’ Hannah Hobbs (pictured left with coach Pat Gallagher), who finished fifth in the under 17 women’s race while younger sister Ellie was 15th in the under 15s.

Clubmate Ellie Wallace (pictured below second from left) squeezed into the top ten of the under 20 women’s event.

Bristol & West’s Owain Jones was the only local senior runner to make the journey and he competed well to finish 18th while Stroud’s Tom Mortimer was eighth in the under 20 men’s age group.EllieWallace


British Athletics Cross Challenge, Milton Keynes – senior men: 18 Owain Jones (B&W) 30:45.

U2 men: 8 Tom Mortimer (Stroud) 18:29.

U17 men: 15 Harry Wells (Glos) 19:41; 22 James Chantler-Mayne (Chelt) 20:04; 40 Callum Davis (Stroud) 22:50.

U15 boys: 26 Jake Warner (Stroud) 16:56.

U11 boys: 2 Jed Hutchings (ECH) 6:32.

U20 women: 9 Ellie Wallace (WH) 18:46.

U17 women: 5 Hannah Hobbs (WH) 17:59; 10 Grace Brock (CAC) 18:24; 24 Jade Littlechild (TB) 19:19; 40 Grace Knap (Stroud) 21:52.

U15 girls: 15 Ellie Hobbs (WH) 14:02; 24 Merryn Hilton (Stroud) 14:28; 32 Millie Haywood (Stroud) 15:30; 34 India Ibbotson (TB) 15:47.



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