Our Phil Norman produced a terrific performance in the recent Inter Counties CC Championships to finish 11th, representing Devon.
Devon-based Phil has done a few CC races this winter down in the South-West, including finishing first in both the Cornwall County Champs (November), the Devon County Champs (December) and the South West Inter Counties Champs (January). He also recently ran a solo 15:00 for a 5K parkrun.
But to finish 11th in the extremely muddy Inter Counties at Loughborough was a real feather in his cap, especially since he is mainly known to be a very smooth-looking track runner, a quality not usually associated with mudlarks.
Phil (in action above) only joined us prior to the 2017 track season and was one of 2 men (along with Adam Kirk-Smith) who broke our longstanding 3000m Steeplechase record as he recorded a PB of 8:42.89.
All in all, this bodes very well for Phil's summer season.
Curiously, our HCA (Higher Competition Athlete) Paul Martelletti finished just 3 seconds ahead of Phil in 10th place to lead the Middlesex team to overall victory. Angus Holford finished 85th for Essex.