ZAK Miller finished only two seconds outside of the medals in the Northern Cross Country Championships at Knowsley Safari Park on Saturday.

The Trafford Athletics Club runner ended up fourth in the under 17s men’s race, being a part of a sixth-placed team that also featured Daniel Lawton 10th, Ryan Babcock 62nd, and Christopher Brown 70th.

Trafford’s senior women were fourth thanks to Jacqueline Fairchild seventh, Emily Beedham 31st, Vicki Cronin 45th and Alison Drasdo 86th.

Clubmate Bethany Donnelly was 11th in the under 17s women’s event, while Richard Powell was eighth in the junior men’s competition.