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Ashford win major Cross Country Championships

Article by: Stella Bandu

Posted: 14th Nov 2021 by Kate Dickinson

History was made last weekend when Ashford Athletic Club won the U20 men’s South Eastern Cross Country relays Championships. The first time an Ashford male team has won this event.

The under20 men team of Wegahta Zerom, Jack Small and Louis Small were convincing winners at the Wormwood Scrubs course by over 40secs from City of Norwich AC and Crawley AC.

Wegahta, making his debut in the event ran the first of 3x 3KM legs to hand over to Jack in second place. Jack drew on his experience to gradually close down the leader and then pulled ahead by 100m. He then handed over to his twin brother Louis who continued to extend the lead to over 200m. Louis recording the fastest time of the day 9mins 07secs.

The boys now progress to the National cross country relay championships in Mansfield, near Nottingham.