The Oxfordshire County under 17 men’s and under 15 boy’s 3000 championships were also run in conjunction with this event and two of Bicester’s athletes were making their debuts at the distance.  Owen Stocker has enjoyed his best ever cross country season but despite his prowess over the country, Stocker had not competed on the track since 2017.  Stocker did well to finish 3rd in the 3,000 metres breaking the 10 minute barrier with a time of 9mins 57.97secs which was within 30 secs of the winning time.  George Hart finished a fine 3rd in the corresponding under 15 boy’s event with a decent clocking of 10mins 40.74secs.