CITY of York Athletic Club runner Robbie Brown cruised to the Under-17 boys’ title in the Yorkshire Cross Country Championships at a very muddy Lightwater Valley.

Brown, who had time to stroll across the line after a superb final lap, also led his club to the U17 team title.

Always in the lead group, he hit the front with a mile to go to win by around 100m.

Nathan Smith (eighth) and Tyler Hutchinson (10th) completed the team in what is a strong age group for the club.

Josh Dickinson narrowly missed out in the U15 boys’ race as he was pipped in the last 100m and he took the silver medal.

City of York narrowly missed out again in the team race as they placed fourth.

The only other category that the club completed a team was in the U13 girls’ race.

Martha Carlton-Seal continued her good winter form with fifth place but the club just missed out on a team medal.

City of York also had four other athletes who placed in the top ten in their races.

Peter Jarvis was sixth in the under-20 men’s event, Libby Brown came eighth in the women’s equivalent, Georgia Rothwell finished 10th in the under-17 girls’ category and Finnian Hutchinson took 9th in the under-13 boys’ event.

Charlotte Mason (17th) and Denis Speck (62nd) were City of York’s leading women’s and men’s finishers in the senior races.

Meanwhile, City of York’s Oliver Cockerill took a silver medal in the U17 men’s race at the Humberside championships.

Yorkshire Championships Senior Men: Denis Speck 62nd, Callum Crawford 66th, Ed Mezzetti 101st, Don McMillan 104th, Mark Cage 144th U20 Men: Peter Jarvis 6th U17 Boys: 1st team, Robbie Brown 1st, Nathan Smith 8th , Tyler Hutchinson 10th, Angus McMillan 12th, Maurice Carlton-Seal 23rd U15 Boys: 4th team, Josh Dickinson 2nd, Luca Parker 19th, Toby Antcliffe 25th, Elliott Hutchinson 26th U13 Boys: Finnian Hutchinson 9th, Thomas Hayes 32nd, Noah Gittens 73rd Senior Women: Charlotte Mason 17th U20 Women: Libby Brown 8th U17 Women: Georgia Rothwell 10th U15 Girls: Georgia Neary 34th, Abi Smith 41st U13 Girls: 4th Team, Martha Carlton-Seal 5th, Tierney Walsh 18th, Kitty Townsend 35th Humberside Championships U17 Men: Oliver Cockerill 2nd