McCain Cross Challenge, Juniors

The Leeds City junior harriers have also had a successful start to the season, with an excellent 3rd place for the team of Dale Worton, Mike Wood and Gordon Benson at the cross-country relays in Mansfield. They were in action again at Liverpool last weekend with similarly successful results. Gordon Benson lead the way in 12th place, less than 30s outside the top 6, and with 6 places up for grabs in the GB team he showed he is not far off gaining championship representation, especially as he is still a first-year junior. Just 26s behind in 26th was the ever-improving Mike Wood, who has clearly adapted well to training at St Mary’s. On this occasion, Dale was running in the senior race, where he acquitted himself well. There is clearly a strong team developing here (especially given that the B team of Sam Bucknell, Chris Wright and Elliot Todd were 17th at the relays!) who should be challenging for medals in the championships in the new year.