UK CAU Inter-Counties Cross-Country Championships
(Prestwold Hall, Loughborough, 10 March 2018)

Mo Mahamed on his way to victory in the Senior Men's raceHampshire won two individual medals and one team medal on a day that was dominated by MUD!!

Mahamed Mahamed on his way to winning the Senior Men's title

Gold medals

  • Mahamed Mahamed - Senior Men

Bronze medals

Zak Mahamed with Team Manager David Vosser

  • Zakariya Mahamed - Under 17 Men (pictured, right, with Team Manager David Vosser)
  • Under 17 Men's team - Zak Mahamed, Lachlan Wellington, Henry McLuckie and Benjamin Wills

In addition, top twenty placings were achieved by:

  • Andy Vernon - Senior Men (4th)
  • Lachlan Wellington - Under 17 Men (4th)
  • Henry McLuckie - Under 17 Men (5th)
  • Jamie Knapp - Senior Men (9th)
  • Amelia Wills - Under 17 Women (13th)
  • Laura Brenton - Senior Women (15th)
  • Ben Brown - Under 13 Boys (15th)

... and top six placings were also achieved by:

  • Senior Men's team (4th) - Mahamed Mahamed, Andy Vernon, Jamie Knapp, George King, Elliott Dorey and Philip Sewell
  • Under 15 Boys' team (5th) - Sean Harnett, Ryan Martin, Harry Hyde and Woody Jerome
  • Under 20 Women's team (6th) - Maddie Deadman, Maisie Grice, Elizabeth Squibbs and Grace Kinnell

Men's and Boys' results
Women's and Girls' results

Full results on the Power of 10 website

Results on the UKCAU website

Team selection, directions, etc

Team photos

The first to race were the Under 20 Men. Owing to late withdrawals, Hampshire only had three runners - Sam Costley, Sam Tyas and Robbie Coupland - and so failed to register in the team competition.


Under 13 Boys teamIn the second race of the day, Hampshire's Under 13 Boys finished in eleventh place.

Photo: Josh Horner, Cameron Walker-Powell, Thomas Forster, Euan Stewart, Casper Whitewood, Daniel Shattock, Ben Chesterfield and Ben Brown

All team photos, unless otherwise stated, taken by David Vosser.


Senior Women's teamIn the next race, Laura Brenton led the Hampshire team home in 15th position, and the team finished in ninth position.

Photo: Laura Brenton, Rebecca Lord, Jordan Folk, Ellie Monks, Charlotte Chalwin, Emma Jolley, Anna Sharp and Sarah Kingston


Under 15 Boys' teamStrong running by the Under 15 Boys' team saw the Hampshire team finish in fifth place.

Photo: Ryan Martin, Isaac Dodds, Sean Adkin, Dylan George, Douglas Scally, Sean Harnett, Harry Hyde and Woody Jerome


Under 17 Women's teamA trio of Basingstoke runners scored for the Under 17 Women's team, who finished in 9th place.

Photo: Rebecca Poole, Rebecca Bullock, Amelia Wills, Isobel Mannion, Grace Mann, Katie Simister, Mia Billins and Phoebe Moriarty-Palios


Under 20 Women's teamThe Under 20 Women were Hampshire's highest placed female team, finishing in sixth position.

Photo: Elizabeth Squibbs, Yasmin Lookess, Macy Watson, Maddie Deadman, Maisie Grice, Grace Kinnell and Katie Standen (photo taken by Judith Squibbs)


Under 13 Girls' teamIn the next race, Hampshire's Under 13 Girls' team finished in ninth place.

Photo: Summer Woodhead, Daisy Wilkinson, Katie Youp, Annie Mann, Robyn Fossa, Isabelle Law, Sienna Richardson and Rose Chesterfield


Under 17 Men's teamThe Under 17 Men were the only Hampshire team to win team medals when they took bronze. Defending champion Zak Mahamed had to settle for third place, with Lachlan Wellington and Henry McLuckie finishing fourth and fifth.

Photo: Callum Crook, Ben Williams, Zak Mahamed, Lachlan Wellington, Henry McLuckie, Benjamin Wills and Steven Cross


Under 15 Girls' teamIn the penultimate race of the day, the Under 15 Girls' team finished in 14th place.

Photo: Isabella Beck, Aising Dunne, Holly Wilkinson, Lydia Carter, Sasha Tydeman, Charlotte Parsons and Ruby Horton (missing from photo: Nicole Ainsworth)


Senior Men's teamIn the final race of the day over a challenging 12km, Andy Vernon was defending his title but faced strong opposition during the race from Mo Mahamed, Leicestershire's Sam Stabler and Adam Hickey of Essex. It was Mahamed who took the lead at the beginning of the final lap, and at the finishing line he led by nearly fifty seconds, with Andy in fourth spot. Mahamed also secured the British Athletics Cross Challenge championship by two points from Stabler and five points ahead of Vernon.

Photo: Elliott Dorey, Max Costley, Alex Pointon, Philip Sewell, George King, Andy Vernon and Mahamed Mahamed (missing from photo: Jamie Knapp)