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PUBLISHED: 15:11 19 March 2008 | UPDATED: 12:15 11 August 2010

HAVERING MAYESBROOK athlete Faye Fullerton will compete at the World Cross Country Championships after an excellent finish in the Inter Counties Cross Counties Championships at Nottingham on Sunday. Fullerton was in contention throughout the televised 8km

HAVERING MAYESBROOK athlete Faye Fullerton will compete at the World Cross Country Championships after an excellent finish in the Inter Counties Cross Counties Championships at Nottingham on Sunday.

Fullerton was in contention throughout the televised 8km event and came home in fourth with a time of 28.20.

With just over 5km gone, she moved into the top three qualifying places when she followed the decisive break by Essex team mate Jo Wilkinson and eventual winner Laura Kenney.

But with 2km left she was overhauled for the automatic selection place by Southern champion Rachel Townend and despite battling to the end had to settle for fourth.

Alexa Joel again confirmed her class as she placed 14th in 28.59, one place better than in the recent Nationals and Lauren Deadman also went one better with her 42nd place finish in 30.31 for fourth Essex scorer.

But with team medals based on six to score, Essex were beaten to gold by the Yorkshire team. Robyn Matson was 128th.

Fullerton looked likely to miss out on selection as a number of absent internationals had indicated their availability for selection but on Sunday she received the selectors' call and will again line up in a GB Vest at the World Champs at Edinburgh on March 30.


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