It was great news for Telford AC as Claire Martin, Kim Fawke, Paul Ward and Greg Wilson were all selected to run for England in the British and Irish Cross Country Championships in Glasgow on Saturday. Claire led the way home as she retained the British and Irish womens over 35 title that she won last year in Dublin. In tough windy and wet conditions she came home first in 21.42, 9 seconds ahead of Caroline Betmead the over 40 winner from Blackpool, whilst Lesley Chisholm in 3rd was the 2nd over 35 in 22.02. Kim Fawke fresh from her 2.44 marathon in Dublin last month was 5th over 35 in 22.17 and theyw ere both part of the winning England team.
Paul was the 2nd over 45 to finish in 26.08 behind the Welsh winner Austin Davies, from Brecon who won the category in 25.24. Greg was also second in the over 55 category just 9 seconds adrift of his fellow Englishman, the category winner David Butler.