North East Victory In English National Championships New
Published: Yesterday, 08:58
Calum Johnson became the first North East runner to win the English National Cross Country Championship since former Chester-le-Street athlete, Michael Openshaw, competing for Birchfield, won at Durham in 2001.
Gateshead Harrier Johnson, one of triplets and a tri-athlete, surprised many with his emphatic win at Nottingham on Saturday.
He went into the race after only finishing 39th in the recent Armagh 5k, but was confident his time of 14.14 suggested he was in good shape.
The Northern champion dominated the race and wen...