JOSH Dickinson produced the performance of his young career to win gold at the UK Inter-Counties Cross Country Championships. Representing Yorkshire, the City of York athlete won the under 15 boys’ title by 50 metres after a strong finish at Prestwold Hall, Loughborough. Dickinson completed the 4.5km course in 15mins 26secs, with runner-up Harris Mier (Cornwall) clocking 15.35, to take his first British title.
City of York clubmate Finnian Hutchinson ran 16.33 for 31st place to help Yorkshire to a team silver medal.
Angus McMillan’s fine season continued with an eighth-place finish in the under 17 men’s race. The ever-improving City of York runner, who like Dickinson was North of England champion, clocked 20.21 for the 6km course to finish just 21 seconds behind winner Zakariya Mahamed (Hampshire).
McMillan was Yorkshire’s second runner home, helping them to team gold.
Clubmate Maurice Calton-Seal finished 49th in 21.22.
City of York pair Josh Schofield and Tyler Hutchinson won a team silver medal for Yorkshire in the under 20 men’s race.Schofield and Hutchinson completed the 8km course in 28.29 and 29.53 for 19th and 56th place overall respectively.
City of York’s Georgia Rothwell finished a creditable 21st in the under 17 women’s race, clocking 21.20 for the 5km course and helped Yorkshire to fourth in the team standings.