Well done “our” Nathan Smith – World Championship bronze medallist

It can be a little bit much sometimes to ‘claim’ a successful rider as your own, but Nathan’s 3rd place in the Junior Men’s event in Fayetteville yesterday gave the warmest feeling to us NW cross folks.  Nathan’s rise has been one we’ve all enjoyed and to see such a friendly, warm, modest young lad from Birkenhead ride to the very highest podium in our sport gives us immense pride.  Well done Nathan, and congratulations to mum and dad too on perfectly nurturing your talent without being those pushy types.  We’re so proud.