Jess Judd and Joshua Lay triumph in Area Cross Country Championships

Joshua Lay runs for Loughborough

Joshua Lay (centre) won the Junior Men’s event in the Midlands Championships at Prestwold Hall.

Loughborough student runners competed with considerable success in the Area Cross Country championships over the weekend.

Jess Judd took first place in the Senior Women’s race at the Northern Championships at Bedale, whilst Joe Wilkinson came tenth in the Senior Men’s event. Also performing strongly were Angus McMillan (8th), Daniel Racle (11th), John Humphries (35th) and Joseph Twigg (46th) in the Junior Men’s race.

In the Midlands Championships at Prestwold Hall, Joshua Lay won the Junior Men’s event by a huge 43 seconds, while Ben Dijkstra achieved a notable 2nd place in the Senior Men’s race, and Amelia Starling finished 7th Junior Woman.

Meanwhile Jamie Goodge was 25th and Alex Miell-Ingram 81st in the Senior Men’s event at the Southern Championships on Parliament Hill Fields. Ben Lewis was 5th in the Junior Men, with Kirsty Walker placing 7th and Julia Moore 36th of the Junior Women.

Head Endurance Coach, George Gandy said:

“With most of the leading Loughborough endurance athletes opting out to prepare for next weekend’s BUCS Championships, it was great to see those who participated in the prestigious annual area cross-country races making such a strong impact on proceedings.”