Club Results from Bridgend Gwent League Race

Under-13 Boys
Hugh Sadler went someway to putting the records straight after falling badly in the Road Relays by finishing a very impressive fourth. Next to finish for the club was Tom Krause who obviously found the conditions to his liking.

Hugh Sadler 4th
Tom Krause 16th
Billy Cochrane 19th
Anton Mills 24th

Under-15 Girls
Very encouraging first time out over the country for Jessica Monk, who worked her way through after a steady start to finish eleventh.

Jessica Monk 11th

Under-20/Under-17 Men
Dan Studley made an impressive debut for the club in a highly competitive field. He, Rhys Park and Zak Tobias, who was first under-17, were well away from the main field.

Dan Studley U20 2nd
Rhys Park U20 4th
Zak Tobias U17 6th

Under-20/Under-17 Women
Probably the most fascinating race of the day with the three first year Under 20 ladies, Olivia Sadler, Imogen Wolsley and Ffion Price showing their class at the front of the field. Each girl taking turns to surge and make a winning break. It was Olivia who made the first clear break as with 800 metres to go she pulled three metres clear of Imogen with Ffion falling behind. However, Imogen did have a response as she reeled Olivia in with 200 metres to go.

Victoria was next to show for the club, who despite contending with stomach cramp in the latter stages of the race, came in 7th with Annasley and Miranda not far behind bringing in the U17 Contingent.

Olivia Sadler U20 2nd
Victoria Kenny U17 7th
Annasley Park U17 9th
Miranda Sadler U17 10th

Senior Women
Rebekah took off from the field in the later stages and ran majestically to victory, although after the race she was sporting a bandaged ankle after a skirmish with an errant pot hole. Emma Bowers made an encouraging X-Country debut for the club, while Alison eased round with Sarah Everitt who was re-acquainting herself with teenage haunts!

Rebekah Randell 1st
Diana Chklar 18th (Woodford Green)
Emma Bower 50th
Alison Hurford 80th
Sarah Everitt 83rd

Senior Men
We finished a team with Charlie MacLean storming round his first 10K X-country to take 2nd place, with Michael Johnson beginning to get fit again in 24th, followed by U20 Matt Deacon electing to run the Men’s race, Gareth Cullen and new comer Tomas bringing home our team.

Charlie Maclean (U23) 2nd
Michael Johnson 24
Matt Deacon 84th
Gareth Cullen 163rd
Tomas Szikszay 258

Dave Taylor & Chris Elson report