Athletics – Talented North Herts Road Runners’ duo ‘elated and emotional’ after being selected to represent Herts county at prestigous race

PUBLISHED: 13:15 09 January 2018 | UPDATED: 11:09 10 January 2018

North Herts Road Runners Jane Clarke and Jim McConnel. Credit Karen Dodsworth

North Herts Road Runners Jane Clarke and Jim McConnel. Credit Karen Dodsworth

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Two talented North Herts Road Runners were full of pride and emotion as the duo learned they had been selected to represent Hertfordshire.

Jubilant North Herts Road Runners Jane and Jim. Credit James Walsh. Jubilant North Herts Road Runners Jane and Jim. Credit James Walsh.

Jane Clarke and Jim McConnel both received letters from county selectors for stand-out performances at the recent country cross-country championships.

Jane told CometSport: ”I thought I was going to shed a tear,” while Jim was “elated to be selected to run for the county.”

Clarke’s 14th and McConnel’s eighth place was enough ensure they will don the Hertfordshire vest at the prestigious inter-counties cross-country championships at Loughborough in March.

Meanwhile, Lewis Cromack finished 21st in the under-11s race and Charlotte Spinks was 13th in the under-17s for the club.

The NHRR men’s team also took bronze medals for placing third in the team competition.

For more follow the club on Twitter @northhertsrr.

Other finishers for the Squirrels in the County Championships: Ladies (8k) Linda Aird, 53rd; Jo Harbon, 57th, Christine Sharp, 86th. Men (12k) Darren Sunter, 16th; Matt Sayers, 37th; John Auld, 43rd; Dan Hills, 47th; Dan Martin, 68th; James Walsh, 77th; James Keogh, 91st; Johnny Spinks, 124th.

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