Cross Country Round Up – 12th November 2017

Gwent Cross-Country League Brecon Saturday 11th November 2017

The ladies produced a stellar performance, arguably the best, given the numbers competing (over 300) and the quality since the notorious event in February 2014 also at Brecon. Overall the A team was first, the B team were third and the C team ninth out of 78 teams on the day. The B, C, D, E were all first in their divisions. The W35 team was second and both the W45 and W55 teams first!

Finishing positions were:

6 Mel Newberry, 11 Natalie Griffiths, 12 Amy Partridge (making her debut for the club), 13 Catie O’Donohue, 17 Imogen Peck, 21 Fiona Marks (who was not well), 23 Sarah Everitt, 26 Ana Duran-Mingo, 28 Clare Jolliffe, 32 Ellen Harrison, 38 Naomi Aylwin 45 Tracy Allen, 47 Molly Chilton, 77 Fleur Cockley, 83 Anna Ford (making her debut), 91 Nicola Oldroyd, 96 Antonia Gooder, 106 Rosey Mushens, 114 Jenny Anderson (another debutante) , 117 Helen Clarke, 135 Alison Hurford, 141 Hen Anstey, 168 Lesley Evans, 177 Christine Burren, 200 Liz Wilmot, 240 Carol Kiekuth. There were 314 finishers

In the M65 race held in conjunction with the Ladies race) Tom Burgess was second Chris Pearce was fifth and they were first team!

The men had the daunting sight of recent 2.09 marathon debutante, Dewi Griffiths tearing round the course. Nothing daunted lots of men produced some good results with Harry Allen, Kurt Taylor and Gary Standinger among the Senior Men, and all the Masters! Overall the Men were sixth on the day and are now fourth overall. In their divisions the B team were third and are now in second place overall, the C team were second but remain in first place overall, and the D team was third. The male over Masters M35s were seventh on the day but remain third overall, the M45 team was fourth and are third overall, and the M55 team were fourth and are second overall.

Men’s Positions

13 Harry Allen, 25 Kurt Taylor, 37 Gary Standinger, 85 Andy Malloy, 87 Dan Schofield, 94 Darren Garman, 100 Jon Bennett, 121 Dan Titheradge, 122 Andy Dunne, 128 Bill Hull, 129 Dave Johnson, 141 Dave Bedwell, 148 Paul Jefferson, 157 Jon Goodland, 158 Mark Taylor, 201 Stefan Schneider, 206 Krzsztof Wanat, 208 Steve Grant, 398 H-P Kiekuth. There were 415 finishers.

Full Gwent results are at the following link:

https://www.gwent-league.org.uk/2017/res172.htm

At the British Cross-Country Challenge at Milton Keynes, both Jack Millar and Will Christofi produced outstanding runs in tenth and twelfth positions while Owain Jones finished thirty-third and Miles Chandler was thirty-ninth. Hugh Sadler was eleventh in the Under-20s race.

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