By Mike Raynes

CITY of York Athletic Club took home three individual and four team medals in Saturday’s Yorkshire Cross Country Championships.

Held in Kiveton Park near Sheffield, the race was on a varied course which became muddy after being soaked by rain in the morning.

Katy Wood was the highest placed finisher from the club in the senior women’s race as she came fifth, which was enough to earn a county vest for the Inter-Counties Championships in March.

Sam Dickinson took the bronze individual medal in the senior men’s race as he just finished ahead off his team-mate Angus McMillan. They both fought a close battle with eventual winner Josh Dickinson from Leeds City and Hallamshire Harriers’ Andy Heyes for the overall title.

Following another good performance, the team came sixth.

In a very closely fought U17 men’s team race, the club came third, with just three points separating the first three teams.

Lottie Langan was the only individual winner from the club as she won the under-15 girls' race by 10 seconds from Rotherham’s Lilia Harris.

Despite Amy Kennedy also coming fifth in the same race, the team was beaten into second place by a very strong Rotherham outfit that had five of the first eight finishers.

The U15 boys' team, led home by Isaac Stabler in fourth place, went one better in the team race by taking the gold medals.

In the U13 age group, good packing from the girls saw them take home the bronze team medals while the boys were the sixth-placed team.

The club also took four medals in the Humberside Cross Country Championships, which were held in Hull on Saturday. There was a silver medal for Sophie Robertson-Dover (U15) and bronze medals for Chrissie Dover (Senior), Jessica Robertson-Dover (U17) and Katie-Anne Varga (U15).