ATHLETICS: Brilliant British success for Lexi as sister Shannon takes second spot

PUBLISHED: 00:03 24 January 2017

Sisters Shannon (left) and Lexi Flockhart.

Sisters Shannon (left) and Lexi Flockhart.

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Rising Hunts AC star Lexi Flockhart collected her biggest success to date last Sunday.

Flockhart won ther Under 11 Girls race at the penultimate round of the British Athletics Cross Challenge in Cardiff.

She completed the 1.7km course in a time of 7:07 to finish six seconds clear of her closest rival.

Elder sister, Shannon, also impressed when taking second place in the Under 15 Girls race – covering the 2.9km distance in 10:58.

She also sits second in the overall standings, just four points behind the leader.

The final round of the series is in Loughborough on March 11.

Issy Wilkins starred closer to home when becoming the fastest 13/14 year-old girl over the Huntingdon Parkrun corse. She finished 16th out of a field of 342 – featuring many senior runners – with a time of 20:40 for 5km.

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