Saturday’s Inter Counties Cross Country Championships once again provided an exciting climax to the cross country season, and it was great to see 2 Valley men, Chris Smith and Mohamud Aadan, star in the Middlesex bronze medal winning team.

Inter Counties XC 2015 Middlesex Men Bronze Medals

Phil Wetton reports: 

It was another great medal winning performance from the Middlesex senior men’s team racing at Cofton Park, Birmingham, as they won a bronze team medal to add to their silver team medal from last year.

In a good quality field of 283 finishers in the senior men’s 12k race, Chris had a very good race to finish in 25th place in a time of 36m07s, with Mo close behind in 33rd place in a time of 36m22s, and they both played an important part as 4th and 5th scorers for the 6 to score Middlesex team.

As well as being the current senior Middlesex XC champion, Mo has now won 2 Inter Counties XC team medals, a silver last year and a bronze this year, while Chris has also won 2 team medals, a bronze in 2012 and another bronze this year – an impressive feat and many congratulations to both Mo and Chris.

The U20 junior men’s Middlesex team included TVH athlete Toby Clyde on Saturday, and Toby confirmed his position as U20 Middlesex XC champion with a 33rd place finish in a time of 24m51s.

Out of a field of 186 finishers it was a very good performance for Toby’s first junior men’s 8k Inter Counties race and it placed him as 3rd scorer for the Middlesex team which finished just outside the medals in 4th place.

It may well only be a matter of a few years before Toby can set his sights on joining Mo and Chris in the senior men’s Middlesex team.

Men’s Inter Counties XC Champs Results, 07-03-15.


Senior Men’s Race Results – 12k

ICXC Senior Men with Team Results 2015 

Race PositionTime
25 Chris Smith36:07
33 Mohamud Aadan36:22

283 Finishing Athletes


Senior Men’s Team Results – 6 to score


Team PositionRace Points
1 North East131
2 Kent181
3 Middlesex218

31 Finishing Teams

Junior U20 Men’s Race Results – 8k


Race PositionTime
33 Toby Clyde24:51

186 Finishing Athletes

Junior U20 Men’s Team Results – 4 to score


Team PositionRace Points
1 Kent33
2 Scotland West55
3 Surrey76
4 Middlesex110

27 Finishing Teams