ENGLAND star Stevie Stockton picked up the travel bug while winning gold in her first international race in Luxembourg - and has now set her sights on a trip to Kenya.
The 17-year-old cross country ace from Crewe shook off a tough field to streak to victory in her first appearance for England.
Stevie cruised home a full 16 seconds clear of team-mate Heather Timmins, in second place, and a competitor from Poland, in the U20 Women's event. She clocked 14 minutes 57 seconds over a muddy, hilly 4.2k course.
Now the South Cheshire College student is preparing to travel to Nottingham on Saturday, where she will bid to qualify for the IAAF World Cross Country Champion-ships in Mombasa, Kenya.
The Nottingham event, which will be broadcast live on Sky Sports, is the Inter-counties Cross Country Championships, but it doubles as the trials for the worlds.
Vale Royal AC runner Stevie said: 'I enjoyed every minute of my trip to Luxembourg and I'd love more of the same. The atmosphere of travelling and spending a few days with a team was great.
'It was a big learning curve but I wasn't really nervous. There was a slow start to the race so I took up the pace and thought: 'If they follow, they follow'.
'But they didn't and I pulled away. The course was very tough but nobody kept with me and it was an amazing feeling to win for England.
'It will be even tougher in Nottingham as there are only three places in the UK Junior Women's team up for grabs. I'll be one of the youngest, but I'll give my best.'
Grabbing a podium place, and a flight ticket to the African country, at Nottingham would represent another amazing achievement for the former Coppenhall School youngster in 2007. She has already won the Cheshire and North of England championships this year.
Sandbach runners Emily Furber, Zach Cross, Mike Vennard, Andrew Clews and Rachel Clews will also represent Cheshire in the Intercounties at Nottingham.
Meanwhile, hurdler Katey Read is bidding to get back on top form after a couple of disappointing performances.
At the AAA Champion-ships in Sheffield, the Wren-bury ace qualified for the 60m Hurdles finals in style, but finished eighth in the final with a time of 8.52secs.
Representing Manchester at the UK Indoor City Challenge Final in Sheffield at the weekend, she finished sixth in the final in 8.57. Katey said: 'I was very disappointed as I felt I should have done better.'