Avery gets Encland call for x-country

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The superb form shown since the turn of the year, has resulted in Morpeth Harrier Carl Avery being selected to run for England for the first time in the Home Countries International Cross Country, due to be held at Nottingham’s Wollaton Park, this Saturday, March 24.

Eammon Martin, England’s Team Manager, informed Avery of his selection on the eve of the Inter Counties, where he went on to finish fifth, on the back of two other outstanding performances, eighth in the National Championships at Parliament Hill, and his victory at the Northern Championships at Harewood House, thus becoming the first club Senior Man to take the title ever.

Avery is obviously over the moon with his selection, having first tasted the Home International competition in Falkirk in 2016, where representing the North of England, also for the first time, he finished an excellent fifth overall.

This selection means that his club are forced to reckon being without him for the annual Northern 12 Stage Road Relays, which are scheduled to be held in Birkenhead the following day, however he competes in Nottingham with all best wishes following his recent commitment to their cause.

Avery’s cross-country season will end immediately after Nottingham, and under the guidance of his coach Lindsay Dunn, he will turn his attentions to the track, also turning his back for the present on a separate Duathlon career, which involves cycling as well as running.