National cross-country champion Nathaniel has got his rivals on the run

PROMISING schoolboy athlete Nathaniel Rowe is taking great strides as a cross-country runner.

The Wetley Rocks youngster claimed a national title to his growing list of successes at the weekend.

Nathaniel won the under-11 boys race at the British Cross Country challenge fixture in Milton Keynes.

The City of Stoke AC runner has been dominating his age group in the North Staffs Cross Country League.

After winning the two opening fixtures, at Winsford and Park Hall, Nathaniel will be aiming to make it win number three at Stafford Common this weekend.

Photo by Bryan Dale.