Phil Norman produced a fine performance on his international cross country debut in Belfast on Saturday. Representing England in the Home Countries International, Phil finished 5th Briton overall. First Briton home, 26" ahead of Phil, was 13.30 5000m man Sam Stabler. Next in, 16" up on Phil, was 2015 National CC Champion Charlie Hulson. And 22" behind Phil was 2018 National CC Champion Adam Hickey.
It was a pleasing performance for our Devon-based athlete who insists he is no friend of the mud! Now coached by our Tomaz Plibersek, Phil will be heading back to Northern Ireland next month to do the Armagh 5K road race.
Phil (25) leads the back in Belfast (photo: Coral Norman)