Hallam duo lead South Yorks team

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Tom Bains (Sheffield) and Fiona Bell (Sheffield), both members of Hallamshire Harriers, lead the South Yorkshire Schools senior teams at the English Schools Cross Country Championships at Ilton, Somerset, tomorrow.

Both Bains and Bell have been in good form throughout the winter and will be looking for a high placing in the last major cross country of the season.

The intermediate girls are weakened by the withdrawal of county champion Natalia Hackett due to a foot injury that caused her to miss last week’s Inter Counties Championship. In last year’s event, Hackett was South Yorkshire’s highest placed runner finishing 11th.

A strong trio of Sheffield runners, Mary McCarthy, Imani Wilson and Maddie Pearce, head a good South Yorkshire junior team.

South Yorkshire teams - Senior boys: Tom Bains (Sheffieldield), Aidan Smith (Sheffield), Tom Saville (Rotherham), Luke Naylor (Sheffield), Chris Grayson (Sheffield), Tom Hutton (Sheffield), Ryan McHahon (Rotherham), Louis Gardner (Sheffield).

Intermediate boys: Luke Cotter (Rotherham), Josh Naisbitt (Sheffield), Joe Lancaster (Sheffield), Josh Dyball (Sheffield), Aiden Davies (Doncaster), Connor Ryan (Rotherham), Josh Walton (Sheffield), Aaron Thorpe (Sheffield).

Junior boys: Jonathan Shields (Sheffield), Evan Webb (Sheffield), Devon Stead (Rotherham), Callum Wilson (Doncaster), Harry Moore (Barnsley), Joe Hutcheson (Sheffield), Joe Hibbert (Sheffield), Kane Smith (Rotherham).

Senior girls: Fiona Bell (Sheffield), Natasha Hatswell (Rotherham), Beth Ansell (Sheffield), Calvi Thompson (Sheffield), Hannah Fletcher (Sheffield), Emma Parkinson (Rotherham), Hannah Walker (Sheffield), Susannah Curran (Sheffield).

Intermediare girls: Charlotte Slack (Sheffield), Eve Pound (Sheffield), Ellie Curran (Sheffield), Ellie Crownshaw (Sheffield), Jess Freeman (Rotherham), Sophie Taylor (Rotherham), Jess Mangham (Roth), Hayley Townend (Barnsley).

Junior girls: Mary McCarthy (Sheffield), Imani Wilson (Sheffield), Maddie Pearce (Sheffield), Abbie Hull (Roth), Holly Brookes (Roth), Caitlin Tevendale (Sheffield), Lily Fletcher (Sheffield), Freya Stent (Sheffield).

South Yorkshire distance runners will be in action on Sunday in the South Yorkshire Half Marathon at Wath- on-Dearne. The race starts at 10:30 am at Manvers Waterfront.