Athletics
Straw in the medals at prestigious event

By Liam Moakes 24/04 Updated: 24/04 15:13

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 Teenager facing trial after robbery charge

2 Redditch family appeal for help in finding Ralph

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

4 Snap shows supermoon above Redditch

5 Redditch MP calls for fresh hospital services review

More sport »

Pair celebrate survival

REGARDLESS of whether it is two or three

Kings edged out by promoted hosts

KINGS NORTON came within a whisker of clinching

Kingfishers receive some treasured possessions

FORMER Cambridge University flanker Toby Allchurch returned to

Woodrush win despite late wobble

WOODRUSH made heavier weather than was necessary of

Regional sport »


Bromsgrove Standard
Sporting appoint new manager

BROMSGROVE Sporting have appointed former Studley boss Paul Smith as ...

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 »