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LIVER­POOL Har­ri­ers trio of Emma Gor­don, Jes­sica Cook and Ella McNiven beat fel­low north­ern­ers Vale Royal to the ti­tle while the bronze medal­lists – Mans­field Har­ri­ers – re­ceived the big­gest cheer of the day af­ter mak­ing the podium on their home soil.

Gor­don and Cook set things up per­fectly for McNiven, who was in sec­ond place go­ing into the fi­nal 2km stage. The 15-year-old chased down Holly Smith of Vale Royal and said: “I went off a bit slower this time and I felt good in the race. I’ve done this event twice be­fore and we’ve won it be­fore and again to­day!”

Like many of the na­tion’s lead­ing ath­letes, McNiven now heads to the Mil­ton Keynes Cross Chal­lenge this week­end and also looks like she has the po­ten­tial to make an im­pact at the Euro un­der-20 tri­als in Liver­pool but said: “I’m maybe a lit­tle young for that.”

Be­hind U17 win­ners Liver­pool, lo­cal team Mans­field won a medal

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