14th Dec, 2017

Copson clinches cross country win

ATHLETICS: Angela Copson BEM clinched victory in her age group for the 10th year in succession at the British and Irish Masters International Cross Country race held in Northern Ireland.

Representing England, the R&N athlete won the W70 age group by over four minutes and has now gone 29 consecutive races unbeaten in Championship Cross Country races.

Over a distance of 6k, Copson completed the Derry course in 28:41, with her nearest rival crossing the line in 33:02.

The latest title caps a hugely successful year for the 70-year-old in which she went unbeaten in all 12 of her Championship races, taking her overall gold medal tally to 98.

She broke 13 British records, 10 European and eight world bests.

As well as being voted the Daventry & District local Sportswoman of the Year, Copson was a finalist in the Northamptonshire Sports Awards and has also been nominated in the Athletics Weekly Readers’ Choice for British Masters Athlete of the Year.

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