It’s another gold medal success for Ilkley runner Georgia Malir

Ilkley Gazette: Georgia Malir, third from left, celebrates with the gold-medal winning Yorkshire Junior Women’s team Georgia Malir, third from left, celebrates with the gold-medal winning Yorkshire Junior Women’s team

Georgia Malir rounded off her fantastic cross country season with eighth in the Inter Counties Cross Country at Cofton Park in Birmingham.

The best of each county’s athletes are selected to compete at this high-class event.

Georgia had been selected to run for the White Rose after coming second in the Yorkshire Cross Country Championships.

The Yorkshire junior women were hoping to come home with a medal after getting a bronze last year, but they knew it was going to be tough with Bobby and Alex Clay both running for Kent.

The race was tough from the beginning with the Clay sisters and a couple of others making a fast start.

This left a few girls, including Georgia, isolated from the beginning of the race having to work hard to run the race on their own.

Georgia showed her determin-ation and continued to work very hard just being passed by team mate Katy Wood on the final ‘ski slope’ descent.

Despite Bobby and Alex Clay coming first and second respect-ively for Kent the Yorkshire junior women won team gold with Katy Wood in seventh, Georgia Malir eighth, Emma Wilkinson tenth and Annabel Mason 25th.

This result also gave Georgia fifth place overall in the British Cross Challenge.

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