Dean aiming for countries title

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Hatti Dean sets her sights high at the Inter Counties Cross Country Championships in Birmingham.

Hatti Dean sets her sights high at the Inter Counties Cross Country Championships in Birmingham.

The Team GB steeplechase star is one of nine Hallamshire Harriers representing Yorkshire at Crofton Park on Saturday after their impressive performances at the Yorkshire Championships at Doncaster in early January.

However, Hatti will look for a quality finish in a bid to qualify for the World Cross Country Championships in Punta Umbria, Spain on March 20.

Other selected Hallamshire runners are (reserve athletes in brackets): Senior Women: Nicola Squires (Julia Russell); Under-17 Women: Fiona Bell, Calli Thackery; Under 15 Girls: Natalia Hackett (Charlotte Slack); Under-13 Girls: Mary McCarthy, Imani Wilson.

Senior Men: Andrew Heyes, Rob Little (Andy Thake).