Silver for Joe at the BUCS Athletics Cross Country Championships
A Bangor University Sports Scholarship recipient won silver at the BUCS Athletics Cross Country Championships in Holyrood Park, Edinburgh recently.
Joe said: “Under normal circumstances, this achievement would have provided me with a fantastic opportunity to compete at the World University Cross Country games in Morocco in a couple of weeks. However, the race has been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak. It’s unfortunate, but I had a good run at the BUCS Cross-Country Championships claiming another silver medal which softened the blow a little!
“I've been frustrated with injury issues for the last two years, not being able to train consistently and perform to the standard I know I’m capable of. The Sports Scholarship has funded physio and a rehab programme which have been instrumental in me returning to full fitness and running well again. A huge thank you to everyone who helped out!”
As the Cross-Country season comes to an end, Joe’s training will focus on mountain races. He will be competing in a couple of fell races first, and then concentrate on the trials for European Mountain Running Championships held in Portugal at the beginning of June.
Publication date: 5 March 2020