Wells ace Fox is the west country’s top dog in Liverpool

OliverFoxBEST west result of the day must surely go to Oliver Fox (pictured) of Wells City harriers.

Fox, who is now a first year medical student at Cambridge University was fifth in the under 20 men’s race which should earn him a place in the GB team for the European Cross Country Championships in the south of France next month.

There was also an impressive victory for Stroud teenager Tom Mortimer in the under 17 men’s race while in the under 17 women’s event the west trio of  Yoyo Barnsley (Cornwall AC), Zoe Wassell (Stroud) and Hannah Hobbs (Westuury Harriers) all made the top twenty.

 

British Cross Challenge, Liverpool, inc European trials – U20 men: 1 Ben Dijkstra (Leics) 20:44. WEST: 5 Oliver Fox ((Wells) 20:54;24 Will Battershill (EVH) 21:52.

U17 men: 1 Tom Mortimer (Stroud) 17:28; 2 Scott Beattie (Morpeth) 17:35; 3 Matthew Willis (Wrexham) 17:38. WEST: 55 Themis Bower (TBAC) 19:12; 70 Joe entry (NSAC) 19:37; 96 Thomas Bury (Stroud) 20:25.

U15s:1 Zak Mahamed (Southampton) 9:35. WEST: 26 Callum Smith (NSAC) 10:26; 88 Jack Wosika (TBAC) 11:29.

U13s: 1 Tommy Dawson (Leeds) 10:11. WEST: 21 Thomas Rowland (Stroud) 11:06; 46 Joe Worsfold (Stroud) 11:44; 67 Johan Hobs (WH) 12:09; 92 Nicholas Bower (TBAC) 12:40;

U11s: 14Charlie Worsfold (Stroud) 7:48.

U20 women: 1 Bobby Clay (Invicta) 14:42. WEST: 22 Poppy Tank (Ply) 16:18; 24 Gemma Shepherd (TBAC) 16:19;

U17 women: 1 Sabrina Sinha (Cam) 15:27. WEST: 9 Yoyo Barnsley (CAC) 16:09; 12 Zoe Wassell (Stroud) 16:23; 13 Hannah Hobbs (WH) 16:23; 21 Ella Newton (Glos) 16:54; 37 Sophie Whittaker TBAC) 17:39; 44 Ellie Leather (WH) 17:53; 50 Bethan Moore (Glos) 18:08;

U15 girls: 1 Olivia Mason (Border) 10:47.

WEST: 11 Ellie Hobbs (WH) 11:19;  19 Annie Testar (Stroud) 11:34; 23 Olivia Burton (NSAC) 11:38; 35 Rosie Whitehead (NSAC) 11:54; 47 Merryn Hilton (Stroud) 12:12; 51 Libby Dickenson (Stroud) 12:18; 86 Ellie Mortimer (Stroud) 13:56.

U13 girls: 1 Lily-Jane Evans-Haggerty (Glasgow) 11:09. WEST: 25 Bathsheba Kayley (Stroud) 12:18; 28 Isobel Parnaby (Stroud) 12:20; 51 Lydia Attwell (Stroud) 13:00.