Katy Ann McDonald produced the best performance of her career when finishing a close second in the McCains UK Cross Challenge in Sefton Park, Liverpool on Saturday. Running against some of the best girls in the country including the unbeaten Khahisa Mhlanga from Chelmsford who topped the 2012 UK 1500m rankings Katy Ann broke away and duelled with Khahisa throughout the 3000m race on a muddy course after the heavy rain during the week, Katy Ann held the lead coming into the home straight and in a pulsating final sprint to the line was just pipped by two seconds. Khahisa had won all her races comfortably this winter so it was a great performance to be so close to her.
Katy Ann now leads this prestigous series after two races which features the top distance youngsters in the U.K. running at selected events throughout the winter.
The clubs youngsters continued their successful indoor sportshall season with over forty athletes travelling to Guildford. The Under 15 boys team won comfortably with Jermaine Graham, Anthony Ahatty, Christopher Sinclair, Ismail Karim and Kyler Drameh all winning their events. Michella Obijiaku was the leading U15 girl winning the shot and two lap race and amongst the under 13 agegroup new member Ora Adamson won the standing long jump & was second in the shot.