Mold XC – Great turnout for first race of season!
HUGE well done to everyone who made the trip to Mold on Saturday for the first XC of the season, brilliant to see so many people!
In the first race of the day, we had 9 ladies – Megan Hughes was first Eryri lady home (17th overall and 3rdW40), very closely followed by Helen Blair (18th overall and 2nd W45). Tammy Lewis-Jones was next in 28th, again closely followed by Louise Emery-Jones (30th). Annie Williams had a strong run and was 37th and 1stW55 (stretching is good for you!), followed by Becki Law (39th), Ellie Salisbury (56th), birthday girl Hayley Turner (67th), and Maggie Oliver (3rd W65 and 99th). Brilliant effort everyone!
In the second race of the day with nearly 200 runners, we had a fantastic turn-out for the men too – well done all! Matt Fortes ran a brilliant race overtaking as he went along to come in 19th overall, with strong runs also from Hugh O’donnel (37th), Arwel Lewis (83rd overall and 2nd M55), Anthony Bethell (great to see back, wins the prize for longest journey of 1.5h and in 95th), Gary Porter-Jones (118th), Eurwyn Edwards (166th) and the XC stalwart Steve Lloyd Jones (178th).
Provisional results are as follows and in the attached file:
Senior men are currently 5th, with the vets in 11th.
Senior ladies are currently 2nd, with the vets in 2nd place too.
Brilliant start for the season – also bearing in mind it was an ‘away’ fixture, the relays were on and the marathon is coming up!
Next event is closer to home at St David’s School, Llandudno on bonfire night – Saturday 5th November. Look forward to seeing you there! Becki Law (firstname.lastname@example.org)