Sam Hart competed in the British Cross Country Challenge over the winter. This consisted of four initial rounds plus a grand final. Point scores from the best 2 results from the initial rounds combined with a double points score from the final to give the overall ranking. Sam came in in 9th place at the 1st round at Teardrop Lakes, in Milton Keynes on 7th November and then finished 6th at Sefton Park, Liverpool on 28th November before winning the 3rd round at CAFRE, Antrim on 16th January. Finally a 6th place finish at the grand final at Colton Park, Birmingham on 12th March gave Sam an overall 5th place in the under 15 boys competition.