Veteran Cross Country runner from Ashton on course to beat his own record


Martin McCann, from ashton, is looking to beat his own records of competing in the annual Cross Country National Championships for an amazing 45 years.

He first entered the race in the 1960's and has not missed a single year since.

Martin has been running since he was a boy and has taken part in 11 marathons and numerous fell races. His best position in the National Cross Country Championships was in 1978 when he finished 146th out of 1,379 runners in 46 minutes.

He said "I'm very proud of the fact that I hold the record for the highest number of consecutive appearences in the Championships, running has always been my passion and I fully recommend it to anyone who wants to keep fit."

In recognition of his achievements Martin has been named as the Silver saver ambassador at Hyde's Clarendon Square, which entitles over 60's to discounts at the shopping hub until september 30th.