Results Round Up From Florence Italy, Kenfig & Liverpool

Saturday 23rd November at Sefton Park, Liverpool was the British Cross Challenge incorporating the trials for the European Cross Country Championships. Wales fielded U17 & U20 International teams including two Swansea Harriers. In the Senior Mens race Kristian Jones had a superb run to finish in 7th overall and 4th SM therefore automatically securing himself a GB vest! GB vests are like buses, you wait ages for one, then two come along at once! U23W Cari Hughes finished 14th overall but was the 2nd U23W and will be traveling to Lisbon, Portugal with Kristain and the rest of the GB team next month, very many congratulations to them both on such an awesome achievement! In the combined U17W & U20W race, U17W Ashleigh Willis was 81st overall and 40th U17W, also representing Wales was U20W Bronwen Stratton-Thomas who placed 114th overall and 54th U20W, well done to them both on thier Welsh vests, click here for the full results.

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Sunday 17th November was round two of five in the West Glamorgan Cross Country League at Kenfig Nature reserve. Over the challenging course some great performances were set, the womens team were on fire again filling the first three places with a win for Rachel Davies, followed home by 2nd Gemma Seaman and 3rd Sharon Leech, completing the scoring five were 6th Diane Brownhill and 14th Julie Hartley-Green. They have now extended their lead at the top of the league table.

Our men are spilt across two teams, also having a strong set of results, and our first five home were: 11th Daniel Otteson, 17th Paul Flynn, 22nd Thomas Guest, 25th Simon Brewer and 26th Steve Smith. Our masters team are now 4th in Division 1 and our TNT team are in a promotion spot 2nd in Division 2. Our thanks and congratulations to all our senior runners who made themselves available for the club on a very congested weekend of endurance fixtures, click here for the full results.

 

Sunday 24th November saw four of our SM run in the Florence, Italy Marathon; Marc Hobbs crossed the line first in 17th overall in a lifetime best of (2.31.23), followed home by 23rd Matthew Rees (2.33.22); 26th Guy Smith (2.34.27) and a lifetime best, and 30th Matthew Harvey (2.37.17), very well done to them all.