Morpeth Harriers duo Nick Swinburn and Carl Avery both produced excellent performances in Brussels, on Sunday 20th December 2015.
They were competing in the very
high profile Lotto Cross Cup Meeting,
in the Senior Men’s event,
run over a distance of 10.5k.
Nick was representing Great Britain,
and Carl was running for the North of England for the very first time, also his first ever representative appearance.
Swinburn finished a superb fourth in the 64 strong field, only 34 seconds adrift of Ethiopian winner
Faisa Tasama, with a time of 32m53s.
He was first Briton home, and Avery was third Briton
home in 14th place, also posting a superb time of 33m24s.
Both athletes were very pleased with their runs,
as was North of England Team Manager Steve Gaines,
himself a former Morpeth Harrier.
Photos courtesy of Steve Gaines