Gwent League Cross-Country – Provisional Senior Results – Sunday 3rd December 2017

03 Dec

Pembrey Park provided an excellent setting for the third Gwent League Cross-Country on Sunday 3rd December 2017. Despite the distance from Bristol, the club was well represented and there were smiles all round with the performances. You can see why when you look at the results! Overall the ladies A team was first, B team third and the C team twelfth out of 69 teams. In the Reserve Division the B team is first, C team third and first C team and the D team twelfth and first D team out of 32 teams. The W35 team was second, the W45 team was first and the W55 team was eighth. The Men’s A team was first, the B team was eighth and first B team and leads the B team Division. The C team was seventeenth and first C team and the D team finished thirty-first and first D team out of 94 teams. In the Reserve Division the C and D team occupied the first two spots. The M35 team was second, the M45 first and the M55 sixth.

Individually, Natalie Griffiths really nailed this one for arguably one of her best ever runs. Mel Newberry, Catie O’Donoghue and Amy Partridge packed in together finishing within 8 seconds of each other and Ellen Harrison returning to form completed the A team. Others having notable runs were Elaina Gard, just 3 weeks of training into her come back and making her debut for the club in thirtieth, rapidly improving Anna Ford in 63 and Marie Malloy having an astonishingly good run after the birth of her first child, in seventy-sixth. Sarah Everitt and Clare Jolliffe were first and third over 45s and Tracy Allan first over 55.

Women (267 ran) 4 Natalie Griffiths, 8 Mel Newberry, 9 Catie O’Donoghue, 12 Amy Partridge, 17 Ellen Harrison, 20 Imogen Peck, 25 Sarah Everitt (1st W50), 30 Elaina Gard, 36 Molly Chilton, 37 Clare Jolliffe (2nd W50), 44 Tracy Allan (1st W55), 50 Caitlin Lloyd, 63 Anna Ford, 76 Marie Malloy, 82 Rosey Mushens (7th W50), 92 Jenny Anderson, 102 Nicola Oldroyd, 116 Henrietta Anstey (W45).

A full result is at the following link:

For the men,  it was good to see Owain Jones, despite still been hampered by his calf problem up front in third  position followed by fast finishing Harry Allen in sixth and another revelation, Andy Watt back after a prolonged recovery from injury in eleventh. Gary Standinger finished thirty-seventh for the third time in a row (this must be a record) and Graham Breen forty-fourth and fourth M40 completed the A team. Dan Titheradge returning to form headed the B team home, while Josh Habgood-Coote made his debut for the club with a creditable forty-eighth place. Others to have notable runs were Darren Garman, seventh M45, Bill Hull thirteenth M45, evergreen Jon Goodland third M60 and Dave Bedwell fourth M60.Chris Pearce finished sixth in the  M65 age group which is run in conjunction with the Ladies race.

Men (387 ran) 3 Owain Jones (M35), 6 Harry Allen, 11 Andy Watt, 37 Gary Standinger, 44 Graham Breen (M40), 46 Dan Titheradge, 48 Josh Habgood-Coote, 68 Andy Malloy (M40), 81 Anthony Hall (M35), 84 Andy Drake (M35), 86 Darren Garman (M45), 96 Jon Bennett, 103 Andy Dunne (M40), 106 Bill Hull (45) 122 Mark Taylor (M45), 123 Jon Goodland (M60), 144 Dave Bedwell (M60), 147 Stefan Schneider, 204 Steve Grant (M50), 218 Krzysztof Wanat, 364 H-P Kiekuth.

A full result is at the following link: