Triple triumph

HERTS Phoenix athletes performed well at Haileybury College in the 2008 Herts County Cross Country Championships on Sunday. Three teams from Phoenix took first prize at the Hertford Heath event. On a beautiful sunny day with a brisk breeze, some 400 athl

HERTS Phoenix athletes performed well at Haileybury College in the 2008 Herts County Cross Country Championships on Sunday.

Three teams from Phoenix took first prize at the Hertford Heath event.

On a beautiful sunny day with a brisk breeze, some 400 athletes from most of the clubs in Hertfordshire took part in the races.

Apart from the Under 11s races, which were run around the football and rugby pitches, other age group athletes had to run through the muddy and very demanding hilly woods and negotiate a stream twice on each lap.


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All the athletes from Herts Phoenix performed very well and their efforts were rewarded with two individual winners - Samuel Jones in the Under 11s boys and Edward Shepherd, Under 15s boys. The duo, along with Mary Gough (third in the Under 13s Girls race), led their respective teams to the gold medal positions.

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