The British Athletics Cross Challenge was held on Saturday at a very muddy Sefton Park. The event acts as the European Cross Country Trials and also incorporates both the Liverpool and District and Mid Lancs League fixtures.

There was a record entry this year, despite the weather conditions. Highlight of the day was in the U15 Girls’ race where Ella McNiven produced an excellent run to finish 2nd, supported by Faye Ireland in 5th and Lucy Miller in 10th. Hattie Bain finished 7th in the U11 Girls’ race and also a mention about Dan Cliffe’s 25th placed finish in a fiercely competitive Senior Men’s race.

In the L&D only results, Dan Cliffe took first place, with Richard Burney 2nd, Dejene Gezimu 3rd and Matthew Shirling 4th.

Full Cross Challenge results can be found HERE and the first draft of the L&D results HERE (soon to be updated to correct the wrong 1st placed finisher).