Noad second in Inter-Counties

Highgate Harriers' Ben Noad came second in the Inter-Counties Senior Cross-Country Championships at Wollaton Park, Nottingham, on Saturday, running for Avon & Somerset. Noad finished 11 seconds behind the winner Frank Tickner, who ran 39mins 25secs.

Highgate Harriers' Ben Noad came second in the Inter-Counties Senior Cross-Country Championships at Wollaton Park, Nottingham, on Saturday, running for Avon & Somerset.

Noad finished 11 seconds behind the winner Frank Tickner, who ran 39mins 25secs.

Meanwhile, David Bruce helped Middlesex to eighth place by coming 81st in 33mins 34secs. Ryan Mackinley (46mins 29secs) was 188th in his first championship as a senior.

Harrier's women were well placed out of the 269 finishers in the women's Inter-Counties. They provided three of the scoring Middlesex team that came fifth with 307 points.


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Svenja Abel (pictured) came 14th in 31mins 31secs, followed by Esther Evans (32mins 23secs) 30th and Astrid Wingler (34mins 38secs) 116th.

Hailey Yelling (29mins 33secs), the ex-European cross-country champion, won the race.

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In the under-13 race, Samara Williams had a remarkably good run in her first Middlesex county vest. Williams (15mins 47secs) was 43rd of 286 in her age category and was second home for Middlesex who came 13th overall.

Saningo Martyn was also the second Middlesex runner home in the under-20 race. He was 48th overall in 29mins 33secs out of a field of 172 finishers.

Elsewhere, Joseph Lowe came 17th of 51 runners in the final London Colleges League race in Ruislip last Wednesday.

Running for the College of Speech & Drama, he completed the course in 29mins 5secs.

Andrew Aitken of Goldsmiths College was 11th of 154 that participated in the London Colleges League, based on their five best races out of six. He scored 609 points. In 19th place was Jonathan Deane of University College in 29mins 08secs. The winner was Wednesday champion Ben Tyler (686) of Brunel.

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