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HAR­RIET KNOWLES-JONES, the reign­ing Na­tional Cross cham­pion and Euro­pean un­der-20 1500m bronze medal­list, brought War­ring­ton home to vic­tory af­ter her team­mates Katie Low­ery and Lau­ren Fer­ris had set her up in a good po­si­tion go­ing into the fi­nal stage.

Knowles-Jones over­took Ni­amh Brid­son-Hub­bard of Black­heath & Brom­ley in the clos­ing stages at the end of an ex­cit­ing race that was also no­table for a strong re­turn to form for Katy-Ann McDon­ald on stage two for Black­heath.

Knowles-Jones said: “I love that course be­cause it makes you feel so fast. It was very close, though, with Ni­amh just a few sec­onds be­hind.

“I took over in fourth place and only caught her in the fi­nal part and even then she kept fight­ing.”

Af­ter tak­ing a year off from her stud­ies last year, Knowles-Jones has just started a me­chan­i­cal en­gi­neer­ing de­gree at Manch­ester Univer­sity, so she can re­main close to her coach, Paul Ro­den, and train­ing venues, and is look­ing for­ward to the Euro­pean Cross-Coun­try Tri­als in Liver­pool later this month, plus the Bri­tish Athletics Cross Chal­lenge in Mil­ton Keynes this week­end.

The un­der-20 women’s race got Satur­day’s pro­gramme un­der­way at Berry Hill Park

Har­riet KnowlesJones: great start to the win­ter

Katy-Ann McDon­ald: back in form with strong

stage two

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