Sheffield runner Jonathon Shields follows in footsteps of his mother former Olympian Jane Shields

Jonathan Shields.  
Picture Dean Atkins

Jonathan Shields. Picture Dean Atkins

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City of Sheffield and Dearne athlete Jonathan Shields runs for the British Junior team in the Brussels Cross Cup meeting on Sunday.

It is just reward for Shields after a string of consistently good performances in recent months. He is part of a very strong British squad, his team mates in the junior (under 20) team being Scott Beattie (Morpeth), Tom Holden (Tonbridge) and Hugo Milner (Derby). Jonathan Shield had an ideal pedigree.

Jane Shields winner of the Ladies race in the 1997 Sheffield Half Marathon

Jane Shields winner of the Ladies race in the 1997 Sheffield Half Marathon

His mother Jane competed in the 3000 metres at the 1984 Olympics and the 10,000 in 1988.

Tomorrow is the tenth running of the Sheffield Open Cross Country meeting at Graves Park.

The meeting, organised by Sheffield Running Club, caters for all age groups with the senior men’s event incorporating the Harry Whitehurst Trophy. For many it is an ideal preparation for the Yorkshire Championships to be held early next month.

* Timetable: 11:00 Under 11 Girls; 11:15 Under 11 Boys; 11:20 Under 13 Girls; 11:35 Under 13 Boys; 11:40 Under 15 Girls; 11:55 Under 15 Boys; 12:00 Under 17 Girls; 12:25 Under 17 Boys; 12:45 Junior and Senior Women; 1:15 Junior and Senior Men.