Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Lesser Lights Shine Brightly at National Finals; Inside Track

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Lesser Lights Shine Brightly at National Finals; Inside Track

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Byline: BILL McGUIRK

NOW the debate is over about whether last weekend's National Cross-Country Championships at Alton Towers were the toughest ever, it is good to report a number of the region's so-called smaller clubs put their bigger brothers to the sword.

Nearly 100 clubs from around the country managed to finish a six-man team in the senior race.

South of the Tyne outfits South Shields, Low Fell and Aurora managed to be among those - and they should be greatly applauded for their efforts.

On a quagmire of a course, the trio's competitors battled throughout the 10 kilometres to, rightly, have their performances listed among the likes of Leeds City, who lifted the team title with a total of 188 points.

South Shields, who finished 57th in last year's National in Leeds, improved dramatically to 32nd this time round in totalling 2,686 points, with Luke Adams their leading light finishing in 224th place.

Low Fell also improved by two places from 12 months ago to finish 55th on 3,924 points, led home by a superb run by Jon Archer in 158th place. …

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