KNOWLES-JONES ANCHORS THE WIN FOR WARRINGTON
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