Despite the valiant efforts of the Welsh contingent, who made the long trek up to the North East, the Inter Area Challenge was definitively won by NEMAA, with an overall age graded average of almost 82% for the men, and an amazing over 86% for the women.
Whilst Stan Owen (NMAC) went home with the Men's age graded award, NEMAA athlete Carole Page won the award for highest age graded athlete overall, with an astounding 88.66% - huge congratulations to her, and all the NEMAA athletes who together helped the North East come out top in this XC Challenge.
We hope to have more inter area events in future, and look forward to seeing our athletes taking part again (and hopefully winning too!) Also, a big thank you to Alex Rowe for processing the results for this challenge.
Full Inter Area results (age gradings for all competitiors) can be seen on this link
Jane Hodgson of Morpeth Harriers (NEMAA), overall winner of the Women's Race
Stan Owen of Salford Harriers (NMAC), winner of the Men's O65+ race
Jarlath McKenna of Bristol & West (NEMAA), winner of Men's 35-64 race