Strider Shannon makes national debut at Inter-Counties Cross Country Championships at Croft Park, Birmingham

In the Inter-Counties XC Championships, which also doubled as the World Trials, Gainsborough teenager Shannon Conway make her national level debut.

The aces, held at Cofton Park, Birmingham had a very steep downhill start before a 120m section of ankle and shin-deep mud around the 300m mark and an incredibly demanding double zig-zag climb up an extremely steep hill.

Conway wore the Lincolnshire vest and finished the 5,000m course in 25:45, taking 284th place. Striders duo, Phil Kitchen and Simon Hall were the Lincolnshire team managers.