Ireland’s Fionnuala Britton: “I lost my European title. I’ve finished second here, and that’s not the worst, but I’ve won this the last two years too, so I do really feel like I just lost this as well.”  Photo: Declan Roughan/Inpho

There’s nothing wrong with finishing second in one of the headline events of the cross country season. For Fionnuala Britton it just doesn’t beat that(...)

Spain’s Alemayehu Bezabeh shows off his gold medal after his win in the men’s senior race.

There’s nothing unusual about Kenyans and Ethiopians dominating cross country races. You just don’t expect to see it at the European Championships.Ind(...)

Ireland’s Fionnuala Britton looks in good form for the European Cross Country championships in Belgrade. Photograph: Inpho

As opening races go it couldn’t have been more comfortable and suddenly Fionnuala Britton is bang on schedule to challenge for a third successive E(...)