Jensen Coppen of Forest Of Dean Athletic Club (FODAC) picked up his first county medal in the U11 Avon Cross Country Championships.

He gave it all he had from the start, leading the Avon boys for part of the race, but two races in two days, combined with a cold bug, took its toll as he lost touch with the leaders in the closing stages to come home in bronze medal position.

• Forest Of Dean Athletic Club held its annual Christmas Tree Run at Ellwood.

Despite the ice and mud, 134 runners enjoyed the five-mile race through the Forest. The Canicross section provided the spectators with some amazing festive fancy dress.

Chepstow Harriers have this race as part of their club championship so there was a good turnout of blue vests. The races attracted runners from as far apart as Cornwall and Newcastle.