Lewis Sullivan is fourth at National Cross Country Championships
- Credit: Andy Abbott
Lewis Sullivan enjoyed an outstanding run at the English National Cross Country Championships, held at Parliament Hill in North-West London.
A member of the Bury-based Saint Edmund Pacers, Sullivan was a terrific fourth in the under-13 boys’ race in a time of 11mins 40secs for the 3K course.
Sullivan, a pupil at Sybil Andrews Academy, was just six seconds behind bronze medallist Chris Perkins (Birtley AC), and was credited with the same time as fellow Suffolk athlete Oliver Hitchcock, who as fifth in the colours of Ipswich Harriers.
His Pacers’ team-mate Max Berry was 216th (13:35), while Framlingham Flyers’ Liam Davison (279th) and West Suffolk AC’s Rowan Shearer (331st) were also in action.
Suffolk athletes, in addition to Ipswich Harriers, were well represented across the age groups. In the under-13 girls’ event, West Suffolk AC were 26th team thanks to the efforts of Marnie Sillitoe (104th), Lorna Coull (148th), Maddie Greenwood (192nd), Eva Marshall (250th) and Molly Howell (371st).
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West Suffolk AC’s Joe Bradford was 429th in the under-15 boys race, while club-mate Chloe Cavill was 228th in the under-15 girls’ section. Ipswich JAFFA’s Jasmine Bilner crossed the line in 340th position.
In the under-17 men’s event, Stowmarket Striders’ Ollie Bingham was 318th, West Suffolk AC’s Callum Long 321st and JAFFA’s Conner Bilner in 342nd.
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JAFFA’s Paul Wain finished 134th in the junior men’s under-20 race. Framlingham’s Oscar Wood finished 214th.
Stowmarket’s Heidi Bingham (546) and the JAFFA duo of Claire Palfry (830) and Julie Haselwood (1004) took part in the senior ladies’ race. West Suffolk’s Seb Anthony was 186th in the senior men’s event.