Athletics
Straw in the medals at prestigious event

By Liam Moakes 20/03 Updated: 21/03 16:17

THERE was double medal delight for Redditch-born ace Becky Straw as she produced an impressive performance in elite company at the English Schools' Athletic Association National Cross Country Championships at the weekend.

The Barnt Green athlete headed to the event in Ilton, Somerset, in fine form and maintained her momentum as she ran a very controlled and tactical race to finish in third place.

This is a great achievement for Straw, who also helped the West Midlands team clinch the team silver medal on what was a successful day all round.

Her next race will be in Malta on Tuesday when she represents England in the ISF World Schools Cross Country Championships.

Becky Straw (red vest) is pictured in action and on the podium (right) alongside the winner Emelia Gorecka (also the European Junior Women's gold medallist and 5km winner from last year - centre) and Jess Judd (World Junior 800m bronze medallist - left). (s)

Buy photos»

Popular Stories »

1 Warning to drivers after Alvechurch car-jacking

2 Arson could be linked to other fires

3 West Mercia Police to trial new stop and search scheme

4 Alcester man jailed for driving dangerously with no licence or insurance

5 Family of Eve Cullen pay tribute

More sport »

Reds seek an instant response

REDDITCH UNITED'S fine recent form came to a

Bees soar out of drop zone

STUDLEY produced an excellent display to defeat Rocester

No let-up demands Alvechurch boss

JOINT Alvechurch manager Vaughan Pearshouse has urged his

Club on the right track for honours

MEMBERS of Redditch Road & Path Cycling Club

Regional sport »


Bromsgrove Standard
Sporting win first FA Cup game

The FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round Bromsgrove Sporting (2) 0 ...

Worcester Observer

Visit the Worcester Observer website for the latest.

Stratford Observer
Lewis revels in London experience

STRATFORD'S Keir Lewis revealed being roared down the home straight ...

Evesham Observer
Hurricane Bertha has the final say

HURRICANE Bertha did not deter six intrepid sailors from entering ...

Business Directory »

See your advert here »