Charlotte Purdue wins two medals at the European Cross Country Championships (From Basingstoke Gazette)
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Charlotte Purdue wins two medals at the European Cross Country Championships
HOOK distance runner Charlotte Purdue picked up an individual bronze and team gold medals at the European Cross Country Championships in Belgrade.
The 22-year-old was among the front runners for most of the under-23 6km race and led a breakaway of three at the halfway stage with Sifan Hassan and Amela Tezic.
Dutch runner Hassan took over the lead in the final 1.5km of the race and won in a time of 19min 40sec.
Serb Terzic finished second six seconds behind the winner and Purdue was third three seconds further back.
The Hook runner also picked up a team gold, as five Great Britain runners finished in the top eight along with Purdue they were Kate Avery fourth, Lily Partridge fifth, Rhona Auckland seventh and Jess Andrews eighth.
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