Athletics: Top class finish from Gemma at national x-country champs

THIS Saturday saw the 125th prestigious English National Cross Country Championships, at Parliament Hill in London.

Representing Thurrock, Gemma Holloway, a 14 year old William Edwards Student and Thurrock Harrier, once again proved what a talented up and coming athlete she is.

Despite being on antibiotics for a chest infection, she took on 400 of the UK’s best runners in the U15 category with great determination and gusto, finishing an impressive 7th in the UK (1st for Essex).

She now has her sights set on improving that position at the UK Inter Counties Cross Country Championships, at Cofton Park in Birmingham on 10th March, where she will be representing Essex.

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