Ryan wins gold

Clifton schoolboy Ryan Parker won gold at the Bedfordshire Cross-Country Championships at Ampthill Park on Saturday. The Samuel Whitbread Community College pupil handed back the under-15s trophy he won last year but replaced it with the under-17s title th

Clifton schoolboy Ryan Parker won gold at the Bedfordshire Cross-Country Championships at Ampthill Park on Saturday.

The Samuel Whitbread Community College pupil handed back the under-15s trophy he won last year but replaced it with the under-17s title this time.

Ryan and his Bedford and County AC team-mates were also presented with gold after finishing in first, third, fourth and fifth places.

P Samantha Cutler repeated last year's bronze medal at the Beds cross-country championships.

She was also part of the winning Bedford and County team and received a gold medal.

This means Samantha has gained automatic qualification to the national inter-counties cross-country championships at Wollaton Park, Nottingham, in February.

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She was still running in the under-15 age group but is due to move up to under-17 for the summer track season.