Murray finishes third in Birmingham

LUTON athletes represented Bedfordshire at the McCains Inter Counties Championships at Cofton Park, Birmingham on Saturday.

By The Newsroom
Saturday, 17th March 2012, 8:02 am

In front of the Sky TV cameras, Rebecca Murray finished in an excellent third place in the ladies U17 race.

Backed up by Luton AC’s Bethan Hanson, 42nd, Revee Walcott-Nolan, 61st, Ellie Still, 100th, and Hannah Farmer, 158th, the team finished a commendable seventh.

Jamal Lewis, after his recent second place in the National Indoor 800m Championships, and one of the youngest in the U15 boys race, finished a remarkable sixth.

In the ladies race, Stopsley Strider Louise Peters ran well to finish 61st with Luton’s Claire McMahon 117th.

Darren Deed finished a fine 12th running the 12km course in 36.09mins.

Luton youngsters will end their cross-country season next weekend when the English Schools Championships are held at Ilton in Somerset.