23 Nov Vernon & Steel take the honours at the European Trials at Liverpool
The 2013-14 British Athletics Cross Challenge Series moved on to Liverpool today (Saturday 23 November) as the UK’s best cross country runners descended on Sefton Park to battle it out for a place on the GB & NI team for the European Cross Country Championships, which will be held in Belgrade on 8 December.
On a cold but dry afternoon the running was fast for the large part and there were four repeat winners from last month’s Cross Challenge opener in Bristol. It was Andy Vernon (coach: Nic Bideau) and Gemma Steel (John Nuttall) who came out on top in the senior races. The top under 23s were Charlotte Purdue (Mick Woods) and Jonny Hay (Woods), whilst the under 20 races were won by Emelia Gorecka (Woods) and Jonathan Davies (Rob McKim).