STROUD U17s delivered the club’s and Gloucestershire’s first female team gold at the regional championship at the Midland Counties Cross County Championships, Leamington Spa, writes Chris Brown.

All the members of the team were part of the 2015 U13 bronze medal winning team and after four years of finishing fourth and fifth the team were determined to win a team medal, they overcame strong challenges from Wolverhampton, and Newcastle.

Elsewhere, Stroud U20s men won the team silver medal for the second year.

Two-time winner of individual title, Tom Mortimer, who has a long term foot injury joined the team to support their medal bid, protecting his foot he gingerly ran the course to finish second to add to Stroud medal count.


U17s: 5th Annie Testar, 8th Lydia Attwell, 23rd Inca Padfield, 24th Grace Tavner, 32nd Isobel Parnaby, 48th Anaya Powis, Team: Gold.

U20s: 2nd Tom Mortimer, 24th Thomas Bury, 28th Callum Davis, 30th Jerome Boyd, Team: Silver.

U17s: 17th Liam Dailey, 23rd David Bendle.

U15s: 22nd Lexie Bull, 35th Freya Gregory, 41st Gaia Bowerman, 42nd Florence Fuller, 67th Emma Bendle, 81st Amber Sumpter, Team: 6th.

U15s: 67th Jamie Stacey, 72nd William Crace-Calvert

U13s: 71st Syd Roswell, 75th Esme Davenport, 79th Beth Collins, 84th Olivia Larkman, 90th Freya McFadden, Team: 11th.