A look ahead to the event at Hillingdon House Farm, where Jess Judd and Ellis Cross are among the entries

Brunel University will host the latest edition of the BUCS Cross Country Championships on Saturday (February 3), which will be run over a fairly flat course at Hillingdon House Farm.

Last year Jess Judd won the National and Inter Counties championships and was third in the BUCS event as she was headed by Rebecca Murray and Emily Hosker Thornhill.

However Judd will start as favourite this time around.

Her Loughborough team will be out to defend their title from strong squads from St Mary’s, Birmingham and Edinburgh.

Murray does not return but Hosker Thornhill is named in a strong St Mary’s squad alongside her South of England conqueror Phoebe Law.

Manchester University’s European under-20 champion Harriet Knowles-Jones is sure to challenge for a medal while Brunel’s Philippa Bowden is another likely contender.

Alex Teuten will not be defending his title in the men’s race as he works towards his aim of making the GB team for the IAAF World Half Marathon Championships.

National junior champion Ellis Cross is a likely medallist, while Loughborough have a strong men’s team with Pat Dever and Ben Dijkstra included to challenge defending champions St Mary’s. Birmingham, Oxford and Cambridge are others likely to be in the mix.


12:00: Women’s 6.5km
13:00: Men’s long 10km
14:00: Men’s short 7.9km

» See the February 8 edition of AW magazine for coverage