Ladies leading the way

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Three ladies from Marshall Milton Keynes Athletics Club finished in the top 100 in the National Cross-Country Championships in London.

They finished 18th team from 86 who closed in and were led home by Lara Bromilow in a fine 49th position, the third best-ever by a local runner. Jumping into the cub all-time top ten were Elle Roche 70th and Nadine Lewycky 89th, 6th and 9th best in the club rankings. Mel Wright worked hard to compete the scoring four finishing 431st.

There was a huge field of over 2000 men competing where Steve Tuttle led then team home in 205th position followed by Chris Hearn(249), Ross Threlfall(380), Graeme Jones(415), Sam Winters(522) and Jeremy Vick(561). This gave them 38th team place.

Josh Lyman placed 605th, Carl Reynolds 763rd and Jos Dyer 894th to complete a nine-man team that finished 26th in this category. The home squad was completed by Jack Comerford(1260) and Mike Burling(1469).

Elsewhere, Chuko Cribb is in top-form with his triple jumping. The previous week he won the Midland Indoor Championships at Birmingham with a club record of 15.03m – his first time over 15m – and should set him up to better the outdoor record of 15.06m set back in 1986. Chuko then took 4th place in the British Universities Championships at Sheffield with a leap of 14.80m

Joey Duck made her indoor debut over 400m in Birmingham and promptly set a club record by almost 2-seconds with her time of 54.68. Over the same distance Scott Herbert set a men’s veterans record of 53.80 whilst Corinne Nurse ran the second fastest by a veteran lady with 64.97.

In the 60m hurdles Thalia Felton set aPB of 9.57.