Lothian Running Club’s Sarah Inglis brought her 2010-2011 cross-country season to a successful conclusion by claiming an individual bronze medal and team silver at Saturday’s Home Countries International Cross Country held at the Greenmount Campus, Antrim, Northern Ireland.
This was also the Edinburgh University students final cross country appearance at Under-20 level.
Sarah was part of a Scottish quartet who contested the Women’s Under-20 race over a 5400 metres course.
In the early stages of the race it was Inglis along with English duo Hannah Walker and Grace Nicholls who set a strong pace and gradually opened up a gap on the chasing pack, as the race progressed it was Walker who surged clear and she would race on to take the title.
The battle for the runners up spot saw Nicholls get the better of Inglis over the last lap, the latter however maintained her form all the way to the line and her tenacious performance was rewarded with a bronze medal completing the course in 19 minutes 36 seconds.
With Sarah’s team mates Beth Duff and Jo Moultrie coming home in 5th and 9th places respectively the Scottish team took the silver medals, 10 points behind winners England.
It has been another good cross country season for the Lothian club athlete who, after returning from a knee injury added to Saturday’s medals with silvers in both the National and East District Championship’s and gold in the Scottish 4k.