British male: David Bedford
This category created much debate with readers asking why three-time National Cross winners like Dave Clarke, Gordon Pirie and Dave Lewis were left out, as well as world champions Ian Stewart and Frank Sando and European winners Jon Brown and Mo Farah.
It was an incredibly competitive section but the winner ultimately was quite decisive as he took just over half the votes.
British female: Paula Radcliffe
After winning junior world cross gold in Boston in 1992 Paula Radcliffe won the senior title in Ostend in 2001 before retaining it in Dublin in 2002.
Add to this her two European titles in Ferrara 1998 and Edinburgh 2003 and she was a clear winner from double world champion Zola Budd.
Joyce Smith pipped Hayley Yelling for third.
Paula Radcliffe: British runner saw off the challenge of Gete Wami on muddy course
David Bedford:1971 English National winnerat Norwich
Julian Goater: phenomenal run to destroy the National field at Parliament Hill in 1981