Mil­ton Keynes Cross Chal­lenge en­tries

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ANDY VER­NON and Gemma Steel are among the en­tries for the Bri­tish Athletics Cross Chal­lenge in Mil­ton Keynes this week­end.

The sec­ond of five meet­ings in the 2017-18 win­ter se­ries is held at Teardrop Lakes on Satur­day and gives ath­letes a fur­ther chance to earn Cross Chal­lenge prizes at the end of the win­ter if they build up enough points.

Ver­non’s po­ten­tial ri­vals in­clude Sam Stabler, who won last week­end’s Leeds Abbey Dash 10km, plus some of the fastest run­ners from the na­tional cross-coun­try re­lays, such as Chris Ol­ley, who an­chored Ton­bridge to men’s team gold in Mans­field, and Ma­hamad Ma­hamad of Southamp­ton.

Steel is set to face In­terCoun­ties cham­pion Jess

Judd, world cross com­peti­tor Claire Duck, ris­ing star Har­riet Knowles-Jones and the UK’s top-ranked 10,000m run­ner in 2017, Ka­t­rina Wootton.

In the younger age groups, the un­der-20 women’s race fea­tures tal­ents like Khahisa Mh­langa and Amelia Quirk, plus un­der-17 run­ner Ella McNiven.

The meet­ing in­cor­po­rates the Chiltern League, which will en­sure a busy, lively day at the venue.

Andy Ver­non: con­tender

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