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Saturday 23rd February – English National Cross-Country Championships


The Saucony English National Cross-Country Championships took place at Herrington Park, Sunderland.

In the men’s race of 12km won by Keith Gerrard (Newham & Essex Beagles) in 41.21, for OAC Andrew Robertshaw finished 273rd (50.53) and Jon Greenwell 347th (52.29).

Andrew reports:  a mud bath of a course, I don’t think I’ve ever finished a race covered with more mud head to toe.  I’ve looked back at the results from the last time the race was held on the same course & on exactly the same course the winner of 2007 finished in a time of 37.31.

Results here and Senior mens video and other races here.

News report also from Sky/TyneandWear.

  1. #1 by mick jeffrey on February 24, 2013 - 11:58 am

    Great results boys with well over 1000 finishers

  2. #2 by Andrew Robertshaw on February 24, 2013 - 4:24 pm

    The heavy going definitely made it a day for the ‘stayers’, with at least ankle deep mud for all or the 7 miles, I’m sure you would have loved it Mick.
    A good picture of the leaders & review of the race on: http://www.eightlane.org/national-xc-review/

  3. #3 by Antonio Cardinale on February 27, 2013 - 11:49 am

    Andrew I have just seen the video and I have never seen so much muddy terrain in my life, in Sunderland it was much worse then the cross country in Huddersfield where I was running in a sea of mud, Andrew you deserve a medal just because you ran and finish the race in astonishing condition, and Jon as well deserve one.

  4. #4 by reid haddow on February 27, 2013 - 7:25 pm

    Well done Andrew, great running.
    up the “Black and Whites”

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