The highlight of the day came when Loughborough won the men's long course team competition, ending a 19 year wait without a win. Matt Stonier took the silver medal, followed by teammates Ned Potter in 4th place, Baptiste Fourmont in 6th, Max Heyden in 11th, Flynn Jennings in 18th and Ben Wills in 32nd.
The Loughborough women's team were agonisingly close to making it a double long course team win, missing out to Birmingham by just two points. However, Loughborough’s Alex Millard was the victorious individual winner of the race. She was followed across the line by Abbie Donnelly in third place, with fresher Megan Harris in 15th and Charlotte Dannatt in 33rd. Alex, Abbie and Megan will look to continue their successful 2023 season having been selected to represent GB & NI at the World Cross Country Championships in Australia.
The short course races saw a clean sweep of Loughborough wins, with both team and individual gold individual medals for each race. Bethan Morley had a fantastic run to finish 13 seconds clear in the women’s race, followed by Louise Hackett in third place and Abi Hancock in fourth. Jess Spilsbury also made the top 10, finishing in eighth position. The men’s short course was won by Josh Fiddaman, with first year Rowan Miell-Ingram just one second behind in second place. Sam Hodgson finished in seventh place, and Louis Small in tenth.