Auckland is GB golden girl

By Fraser Clyne

Published: 09/12/2013

Rhona Auckland produced a superb performance to help Great Britain win team gold when she finished seventh in the under-23 women's race in the European cross-country championships in Belgrade yesterday.

The Banchory Stonehaven AC athlete completed the 6km course in 20min 25sec while Sifan Hassan (Netherlands) won in 19:40, with Serbia's Amela Terzic finishing six seconds behind in second position.

Charlotte Purdue led the British charge by finishing third in 19:49. Kate Avery was fourth in 19:56, Lily Partridge took fifth in 20:10 and Auckland was seventh in 20;25.

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