They were competing in the very
high profile Lotto Cross Cup Meeting,
in the Senior Men’s event,
run over a distance of 10.5k.
Nick was representing Great Britain,
and Carl was running for the North of England for the very first time, also his first ever representative appearance.
Swinburn finished a superb fourth in the 64 strong field, only 34 seconds adrift of Ethiopian winner
Faisa Tasama, with a time of 32m53s.
He was first Briton home, and Avery was third Briton
home in 14th place, also posting a superb time of 33m24s.
Both athletes were very pleased with their runs,
as was North of England Team Manager Steve Gaines,
himself a former Morpeth Harrier.
Photos courtesy of Steve Gaines