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THE boys from Bideford flew the Devon flag with ride at the South of England Cross Country Champions

THE boys from Bideford flew the Devon flag with ride at the South of England Cross Country Champions

Making the long tip to Stanmer Park in Brighton – the only Devon club to do so – the squad finished 12th off 55 clubs in the senior men’s team competition which represents a solid achievement.
Individually anyone who can make the top fifty of the regional event is delivering a quality performance so top marks to Mark Jenkin and Ronnie Richmond who came 27th and 47th respectively.
Shaun Antell (63rd) and Keith Shapland (96th) also made the top 100 and the Bideford scoring was completed by Steve Galliene (246th) and Ian Gooding (251st).
THE top west performance at the South of England Cross Country Championships undoubtedly came from Somerset-born runner Ben Tickner.
The former Wells City Harrier, who now runs for Brighton Phoenix having relocated to the city for work, won the senior men’s title for a second time.
Tickner’s previous success came at the same venue three years ago. He also finished runner-up in 2011.

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