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European Cross Country Championships Slovakia I 10th December 2017
Last edited: Monday December 11th 2017
Warrington Athletic Clubs Harriet Knowles-Jones finished a fantastic year in Slovakia on Sunday 10th December when she stormed to the Gold Medal in the under 20 Womens race at the European Cross Country Championships.

Taking the lead from the gun she wore her rivals down and finally was on her own on the last lap to win by 11 seconds with a time of 13 minutes 48 seconds with Lilianna Toth (Hungary) second in 13 minutes 59 seconds and Miriam Dattke (Germany) third in 14 minutes 03 seconds.Harriet also led the Great Britain & Northern Ireland team to the Gold Medals.

In achieving this win Harriet made it a complete set of Gold (2017),Silver (2015) and Bronze (2016) medals from the European Cross Country Championships in the under 20 age group.

Harriet was quoted after her race in the report from British Athletics as saying-

"I've completed the set so I can't ask for any more. My mum was crying as I crossed the line, and I was almost crying, it's an amazing feeling. I was chuffed for her to see it; she comes out to pretty much every race.

It's been such a mad season, and I have been really nervous about this as it'ss my last chance to get that gold as a junior so I can't believe I did it. It means so much to me and it's brilliant for the whole team to win the team gold too. It just makes for the perfect day."

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