DORSET cross-country champion Richard Horton featured on the fourth-placed team at the English National Cross-Country Championships.

Horton finished 79th in Nottingham, completing the 12km course in 39:02, but could not lift Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers into the medal places.

The Winton-based Loughborough University student’s 14th-placed 52:45 over 15km had helped the club to team gold in the South of England Championships.

English National Cross-Country Championships at Wollaton Park, Nottingham, senior men: 79 Richard Horton (Shaftesbury Barnet) 39:02, 265 Rob McTaggart (BAC) 42:15, 357 Manol Dimitrov (BAC) 43:16, 421 David Cross (Poole Runners) 44:10, 1579 Colin Harris (PAC) 63:58, 1606 Peter Cornes (PAC) 66:06 Key to Clubs: BAC – Bournemouth AC, PAC – Poole AC

  • Jack Partridge won the B race at the British Universities Cross-Country Championships in Stirling.

Representing St. Mary’s University, Twickenham, the Poole Runner clocked 25:27 to win by 16 seconds.

Although primarily focused on the indoor track season, Melissa Courtney was ninth in the women’s event for Brunel University.