U20 athlete Elena Inch was selected to represent the North of England based on her excellent performance at the Northern XC Relay Championships in Sheffield in October. Elena competed in the Home Countries International at Milton Keynes on 12th November, which was combined with round two of the UK Cross Challenge, attracting top competition from other regions and the home countries.
The weather was quite unseasonal for the time of year and it was warm and not too muddy!
Elena enjoyed the race and showed others how to race on the hills! Her nerves at how she might perform due to recent anaemia were unfounded as she finished 15th and helped the North of England team take bronze medals behind winners England and the South of England in second.