Rory Leonard of Morpeth Harriers, experienced extreme disappointment at the hands of a fellow competitor in Sunday’s European Cross-Country Championships on Sunday 9th December 2018 in Tilburg in the Netherlands.
Twice during the event he was spiked, seeing a double removal of one of his own spikes,
which resulted in him eventually having to struggle home in a lowly 71st place,
and well adrift of the leaders, whom he had been well up with in the early stages.
He did recover however, to line up with the remainder of the Great Britain
and Northern Ireland squad on the podium, to collect a team Silver medal.