ESAA National Cross-Country Championships 2013
16 March at Catton Hall, Walton-on-Trent, Derbyshire
"On Friday afternoon, the course was beautiful, and quite dry underfoot. Overnight, it rained... a lot! As a result, nearly all the spectator areas and most of the course became a quagmire, which resulted in some bits of the course being shortened, and some changes to the number and size of laps were made in order to keep the race times within sensible limits - even so, the Senior races ended up around one an a half minutes longer than last year.
The boys' teams finished in fourth place overall, and the
girls' teams finished seventh overall. Individually, Toby Smith (Aldershot, Farnham & District) finished in fifth place in the Senior Boys' race and clubmate Jack Boswell took seventh place in the Junior Boys' event. Katie Rowe
(Guernsey Island AAC), representing Channel Islands Schools, last
year's Junior silver medallist, finished just outside the medals in
fourth place in the Intermediate Girls' race, while Lucy Wildash (Basingstoke & Mid Hants AC) achieved the best individual finish
for the Hampshire girls, finishing twenty-first in the Junior Girls' race.