Notts retain their Midlands title
NOTTS AC's senior men's team turned out in force in the snow to retain their Midlands Counties Cross Country Championship title with all six scoring athletes finishing inside the top 20.
Aaron Scott led the team home by finishing second over the Stafford Common course in a time of 33:45 minutes just behind Leicester's Conor Murphy.
Alistair Watson was next home in fifth place (34:03) and Sam Mitchell seventh (34.24). The other three point scorers were Tim Hartley (16th), Matt Whitfield (17th) and Matt Blunden (19th).
The team's first six runners finished with a total of 66 points, ahead of Coventry Godiva (162) and OWLS (170).
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The next six runners for Notts AC scored 221 points – Tom Crowley, Robert Smith, Rob Stafford-Keal, John Muddeman, Martin Whitehouse and Steve Long – finished with fewer points than fourth place Tipton who finished on 327.
There was also success for the U20 men's team who finished second just behind Stroud. Doug Musson led Notts AC round, finishing in fourth place with Harry Foster (14th) Freddie Hessian (17th) and Eyob Huruy (18th).
The U15 girls team ran a fantastic race to finish fifth. Ellie Brazil, Georgia Clarke, Elizabeth Pennington, Abi Jacobs and Sarah Dance all competed through the snow, mud and ice.
Despite having so many athletes out with injuries, the Notts AC senior women still managed tenth place with Anna Simmonds, Jo Birtwistle, Jenny Reed and Kerry Allen scoring the points.
The Reed twins, Bella and Florence, had great runs in the U13's race. Along with Tara Pigott and Emma Williams they finished in 11th place in the team competition.
The young Notts AC athletes now turn their attention to the next Notts Mini Cross County League competition at Rushcliffe Country Park on Sunday February 10.
Meanwhile, Notts AC are holding their monthly intake night for 8-15 year-olds on Monday February 4. Registration is in the clubhouse at Harvey Hadden Stadium at 5.45pm.
Young athletes are invited to a four-week trial with the club with structured training sessions with qualified coaches.