11 May 2007

Alex for England

John Hodgson writes

"On Thursday night, Alex received the phone call that confirmed his selection for the England U16`s international Fell Racing Team to run in Italy in June. He had finished fourth in the trials race at Bolton where the first three to finish automatically qualified for the team but the fourth member was selected based on current form at the selector's discretion.
Even though he had won the Kendal Winter League Under 16s, come third in the England Championship race at Wrekin and won the Under 16s Cat Bell fell race in recent weeks, the deciding factor in his selection must have been his victory on Sunday in the Dallam Dash Fun run! Bashir Hussein could not ignore such a supreme performance.
Well done, Alex. It is a well deserved reward for your dedication and we all wish you well."