Charlie & Simon Win Team Bronze
It's an athlete's greatest honour and the pinnacle of their career to be selected to represent their Nation. Last weekend, two of the club's fine young runners Simon Horsfield and Charlie Hudson were selected to represent GB & NI at the European Cross-Country Championships in Budapest. We congratulate them and also their parents, families and their coaches Paul Roden and Norman Poole who inevitably make many sacrifices over years in their commitment to develop athletic potential. In freezing conditions both ran their hearts out and both won magnificent team bronze medals.
Paul Roden, who considered it important enough to escort his athlete and took his talented son Adam for future inspiration said, "They should be proud". In the junior men's 6.025km event, Charlie was the fourth GB counter in 24th place that brought the Aviva GB & NI team home to the bronze medals. Simon, who is a former European Junior 5000m bronze medallist finished in 23rd was the 3rd team counter in the under-23 race that also won bronze.
Posted 12/12/2012 11:06