Running quartet secure places at showpiece county championships

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Four Buxton AC runners will be competing at the Inter-County Championships in March, after posting impressive times at the qualifying event last weekend.

A number of club members travelled to Heanor to compete in the Derbyshire Cross-Country Championships.

In muddy and testing conditions the club’s athletes returned home with some excellent results across the board.

The quartet that will be competing in Birmingham in March consists of under-13s trio Elliot Meylan (third in his race), Lucas Parker (fifth) and Luke Farrant (sixth), who incidentally claimed first team prize in their age category.

The fourth member to gain county colours is Alfie Bailey, who finished in eighth place in the boys under-17s race.

The Inter-County Championships take place on Saturday, March 8.

Elsewhere at Heanor, in the under-11 girls’ event Sosseh Badjie, Lucy Bednall and Sasha Scragg put in a great performance to clinch second position overall.

• The popular Pavilion Gardens 5K event will take place at 9am this Saturday (January 11), starting on Broad Walk.

Visit buxtonac.org.uk for further details.