Harnden and Mein tackle mudbath course to take British National Cyclocross titles

Thomas Mein topped the men's podium with Harriet Harnden winning the National Champion jersey for 2022

Nat Cyclocross
Mud defined the race near Crawley
(Image credit: SWPix)

Thomas Mein (Tormans Cyclo Cross Team) and Harriet Harnden (Trek Factory Racing CX) won the 2022 British cyclocross championship titles, tackling a claggy course which the women's winner pronounced to generate "real cyclocross" conditions. 

Heavy and continuous rain over the preceding Saturday resulted in a long lap that could rival some of the best Belgium has to offer, with a steep quarry descent and climb sandwiching off-camber corners. 

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Michelle Arthurs-Brennan

Michelle Arthurs-Brennan the Editor of Cycling Weekly website. An NCTJ qualified traditional journalist by trade, Michelle began her career working for local newspapers. She's worked within the cycling industry since 2012, and joined the Cycling Weekly team in 2017, having previously been Editor at Total Women's Cycling. Prior to welcoming her daughter in 2022, Michelle raced on the road, track, and in time trials, and still rides as much as she can - albeit a fair proportion indoors, for now.