Invicta East Kent athlete Alex Clay wins team gold on Great Britain debut in Budapest
Invicta East Kent AC
star Alex Clay produced a superb performance in her first race
representing Great Britain, helping her country to a gold medal in
the European Cross-Country Championships in Budapest on
Running in temperatures as
low as -6C, the under-17 star from Wingham, near Canterbury,
took on a field of more than 100 under-20s from 37 countries,
finishing 19th and helping GB to take the team age group
Younger sister Bobby Clay, an
under-15, qualified for the race but was too young to take part and
enjoyed a convincing win representing Kent in the Southern
Inter-Counties Championships in Woodford, Essex, on
Despite being sent the wrong
way and up an additional hill after pranksters had changed the
course direction signs, Clay still managed to win the under-17 race
by over a minute, leading from gun to tape in muddy conditions and
help Kent to take team silver.
Seven other Invicta East
Kent-trained runners took part with Clay’s club-mates, Amy Old and
Lilly Coward finishing in 16th and 24th respectively to help Kent
secure second place.
Emily McKane of Whitstable
had to withdraw with a foot injury the day before the
Caption: Alex Clay, who marked her GB
debut by winning a team gold medal
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