Oswestry XC

Oswestry XC – trophies for the overall league

Final cross-country league news and we have brought back the senior and masters ladies winners trophies again and we have also managed to stay in Division 1 – well done to EVERYONE who took part this year!

We had a super 6 strong team of men at Oswestry with Richard Roberts having a fantastic battle with third place and came in second overall, withMatthew Fortes coming in 16th overall, followed by Russell Owen (52nd), Ben Beachell (70th), Arwel Lewis (77th) and Eurwyn Edwards (128th).

The ladies also had a fantastic turn out with Bronwen Jenkinson coming in first lady, followed by Miranda Grant in (4th), Andrea Rowlands (5th), Becki Law, Helen Blair, Ellie Salisbury and Viv Edwards. Huge congratulations to all who took part across the league this year.

There were some fantastic overall individual performances in the league too with Matthew Fortes coming second in the V40 category. Andrea Rowlands was 3rd senior lady overall in the league and 1st V40. Helen Blair was 3rd in the V45 category and Viv Edwards was 2nd in the V60 category.

This is fantastic to see as it is hard enough completing enough races in the league, but also amongst a high standard of runners. Really nice to see the hard work pay off – congratulations everyone! Becki

Special award for Arwel – congratulations

Special award for Arwel – congratulations

Very proud of and grateful to longstanding club member Arwel Lewis who was awarded the wonderful Arthur Bebbington Trophy for ‘Special Endeavour’ and contribution to the North Wales Cross Country League at this years league presentation. This is extremely well-deserved as he is without doubt an amazing contributor to the league having sat on committees for Wales, North Wales, ran for Wales and North Wales in XC events all over the place, refereed XC events, having completed at least 100 XC league races, as well as all of the other things he regularly does voluntarily for the club (and others), including arranging and driving the bus to and from many events! I’m sure there is even more he has done which he has just got on and done, and continues to do, without us knowing. Huge congratulations Arwel from everyone, this is fantastic! 

— with Bernie Jones.

Last fixture of XC league this weekend


Oswestry – all needed and all welcome!

We need as many runners as possible at this weekend’s cross country in Oswestry (Marches School, SY11 2AP) as the men are in danger of relegation and the women are close to first place in both the seniors and masters! Please note the earlier start time of 1pm for the ladies, U17s and O70s, and 1.45pm for all other mens categories. Free bus going, please contact Becki Law for details: bex85@msn.com.

See link for more details: http://www.northwalesxc.com/