Kirstin Oakley competed for Scotland Team West on Saturday having again been selected to compete in this years British Inter Counties Cross Country Championships. This event is used as the British team trials for the Biennial World Cross Country Championships although on this occasion this was not the case owing to there being no Worlds this year. There are races for all age groups from u13 up with teams competing from all 48 English counties, 3 from Scotland and 4 from Wales over a very tough course.
This year the course was bathed in brilliant sunshine although there were still some heavily mudded areas. Kirstin competed in the U20 Womans race and came home in 32nd place. With the first 4 from each team counting towards the Championships this was enough to help her team of Gillian Black – Victoria Park City of Glasgow(4th), Sarah Dempsey – Kilbarchan AC(16th) and Chloe Simpson – Inverclyde AC(52nd) take 1st place overall for Team Gold.