Several Chiltern Harriers took part for their universities at the BUCS (British Universities and Colleges Sport) Championships at Pembrey Country Park near Swansea on Saturday.
In BUCS cross country there is a Long A race and Short B race for both men and women. The Long A race for the men features the top six cross country runners at each university, the A race for the women the top four. The B races include all other good runners at each university so are usually bigger fields, and are very high quality at the front end. Conditions at Pembrey were dry and still on a flat and fast course.
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George Brown was the leading runner for Nottingham University A team on the 10k course coming in an excellent 30th place. Will Brown was part of the mighty Birmingham University A team. Will had an injury niggle recently and missed a few weeks training but ran well to be sixth Birmingham finisher in 45th. Alex Aldred ran for Bristol University and was 149th. There were 256 finishers and 41 complete teams. Birmingham were narrowly second to Loughborough, Nottingham 13th and Bristol 21st.
Jamie Carruthers ran for Bristol in the 8k Men’s B race, coming in a creditable 323rd out of 540. In the Women’s 6k B race Liv Cameron had an excellent run for Nottingham University to be 63rd, and the Lockwood sisters were in evidence, Soraya finishing 218th for Exeter University, and Jinaan coming in 339th for Southampton University. There were 406 finishers.