The final muddy event in the North Wales Cross Country League was held at Oswestry on Feb 6th.
The women`s team were again led home by Becky Taylor, followed by Tammy, Megan and Helen packing closely, then the ever reliable Ellie Salisbury and Maggie. This sealed the first Ladies and Ladies masters team shield and cup, as well as individual awards for Becky Taylor (5th lady), Tammy (1st W45), Helen (2nd W45) and Maggie (3rd W65). Don Williams did not have to run in Oswestry to be awarded the 1st m70, as he won the previous 4 races! (In order to be eligible for an individual award the athlete must run in at least 4 of the 5 events).
Undoubtedly Rob Samuel and Richard Roberts, who won so comfortably at Oswestry, would have had an individual award had they been able to do four rather than three events. Richard was backed by Owen Roberts who finished a superb 8th, then the ever faithful Arwel Lewis and Steve Ll Jones. Even though the men were penalised again for not having a full team, they managed to hold on to the 3rd team award!
Well done to all who competed for the club this year in the league and the North Wales Champs! Congratulations and good luck to Rob Samuel and Bronwen Jenkinson (u20) who have been selected for the UK Inter Counties in Birmingham on March 12th.
The event takes place at Lodge Dinorwic (the old school building in Dinorwic at the top of the Fachwen road)on the 26th February 7pm.
Tickets will be £10 for adults and £5 for under 14s and includes a delicious two course meal. Bring your own beer etc as no licence for alcohol.
Tickets will be available from stuart Macdonald and other committee members, also will be available at Moel y Ci and the Oswestry Cross Country.
The North Wales Cross Country Champs will be held at Rhug Farm, Corwen on Saturday 30th January.
The entry form is on the North Wales Cross country website and entries have to be in by Monday January 25th.
Blwyddyn Newydd Dda – Happy New Year!
A reminder to the cross country stalwarts of the looming fixtures!
The fourth Cross country league meeting will be held at
Walford College, Baschurch SY4 2HL, Shrewsbury on Saturday January 16th while the final fixture and prize giving is at Oswestry, as usual, on Saturday February 6th. There will be a minibus going to both events – details to follow.
The North Wales Champs is on Saturday 30th at Rhug Farm, Corwen and the Welsh Masters Champs is on February 27th at Singleton park, Swansea.
Cross country is great fun in the mud and a good way to get back to fitness after the festive excesses! Please consider coming to support your club.