After a superb start to 2016 winning both the County and Midland under 20 ladies cross country championship Mansfield Harriers Ella Hughes has been selected to run for England this weekend.

Mansfield Harriers competed in one of the major cross country championships last Saturday at The Midland Counties Championship event at Prestwold Hall Loughborough and came away with fantastic success as both Archie Rayner and Ella Hughes became Midland cross country champions

Six Mansfield Harriers travelled to Liverpool on Saturday to compete in the British Athletics Cross Challenge which incorporated the European Cross Country trials.

The final race of the North Midlands Cross Country League series took place at Wollaton Park last Saturday with both team and individual medals up for grabs.

Another busy week of competition for Mansfield Harriers with club athletes competing on the country, road and indoors at the English Institute of Sport at Sheffield. The highlight of the week for the club being three of the clubs master’s being selected and running for their countries in the British Masters Home International at Dublin.

Mansfield Harriers had 30 athletes complete the course in the Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire County Cross Country Championships last Saturday at an extremely muddy Shipley Park Heanor and came away with 4 individual gold medals, 3 silver and 1 bronze and in the team events 1 gold and 2 silver medals in another superb day of success for the club.

Mansfield Harriers had another busy weekend of cross country with the second of the North Midlands league at Corby on Saturday run in very wet and muddy conditions and the third of the Nottinghamshire mini league series on Sunday at Kings Park Retford.

Mansfield Harriers Andy Wetherill put in a scintillating performance at the Bolsover 10k on Sunday as the club’s athletes competed on both road and cross country over the weekend.  The Bolsover 10k is one of the highlights of the local road race scene and is seen by many as a potential personal best course.

The English National Cross Country Relay Championships were held at the weekend at Berry Hill Park with over 1000 teams entered over the 10 age group events. The relays are one of the highlights of the cross country calendar with very strong fields and early season form being put to the test.

A busy weekend of competition for Mansfield Harriers saw the clubs athletes competing in the North Midland league at Shipley Park Heanor Saturday, the Booth Decorators league at Bakewell and Edwinstowe 10k on Sunday.