Pershore High School student, Elise Blake (14) from Norton qualified to run at the ACF National Cross Country Championships and represent the West Midlands team against teams from all over Britain. The previous two years this has been in the Lake District but this year it was at Altcar near Liverpool.
Elise was running in a new age category ‘Intermediate Girls’ as the previous two years she was in the ‘Junior Girls’ category.
Elise said: “It was a tough race and I was in fourth place, I could hear my name being cheered and I pushed on to finish in 3rd place, gaining the Bronze. My team mate, who is also in the Hereford and Worcester division won Gold and together with our third team mate, who finished 7th we won Gold for our team. Each year I have been part of the winning team and placed in the top three each year.”
West Midlands Intermediate Girls team champions (Elise is pictured above left).