Results Round Up From Margam, Brunel, Cardiff, Pontypridd & Loughborough

The full results for round 5 of 6 in the West Glamorgan Cross Country league held back on Sunday 28th January are now available. There was another excellent turnout from the club of over 30 runners in misty and muddy conditions at Margam Park over a multi terrain route. In the mens race our first five runners home were, having a great run for 4th James Dean, also breaking into the top 10 was super vet Ifan Lloyd in 8th and just behind in 10th John Moran, making up our top 5 were 13th Craig Jones and 23rd Raul Reismann. The ladies were once again on top form claiming the top 3 places at the finish with storming runs from 1st Hannah Munday, 2nd Helen Marshall and 3rd Claire Bunce, Abigayle Goodrick-Latham was just 2 places behind in 5th and just 1 second behind her was 6th placed Helen Marie-Davies. There are no updated league tables available at this time, however we are confident that our ladies after such a fantastic opening 5 rounds have their league all but sown up as long as they get five finishers in round 6 on 4th March at Aberavon. We think it will be a much tighter affair for the mens team where they will need another strong showing on 4th March. Click here for the full results.
 
Saturday 3rd February was the British Universities cross country championships held in Brunel University, London. In the mens 7.9km Patrick Jones placed 256th; in the womens 6.5km Sian Edwards was 32nd and Lara Philippart 137th; in the men’s 10km Christian Lovatt was 38th. Well done to all 3, click here for the full results.
 
Sunday 4th February was the Non Thomas Cardiff Metropolitan University Indoor Athletics match incorporating some of the Welsh Masters Championships events and Welsh Senior 3000m Championships. Highlights included overall age group and medal winning performances from:
MM60+ Roderick Davies (8.90) 60m BRONZE; MW70+ Daphne Marler (14.52) 60m GOLD; the clubs eldest member was in top form again MM85+ Hubert Daniels (15.90) for 60m GOLD!! MM45+ Matthew Gurmin (4.28.26) 1500m GOLD; MM50+ Paul Flynn (5.03.48) 1500m SILVER
SM Lemarl Frekleton (6.92) 60m; Tyler Williams (22.76) 200m; Rhys Granville (51.05) 400m; Guy Smith (8.18.45) 3000m SILVER and Jack Gooch (8.36.08) 3000m BRONZE.
SW Donna Jones (26.74) 200m & (59.32) 400m; Vicky Jackson (4.46.69) 1500m and Sian Swanson (11.25m) Triple Jump.
U20W Armani Williams (8.06) 60m and Josie Sivak (9.29) 60m Hurdles & (4.68m) Long Jump & (8.81m) Shot. 
U17W Charlotte Campion (10.40m) Triple Jump.
Very well done to all those who took part from the club, click here for the full results.
 
Sunday 4th February was the Pontypridd Reverse 10 Mile at Ystrad Mynach, where Joshua Griffiths had a superb run to win in a time of (51.00) he was followed home by Claire Bunce who finished 2nd in the ladies (66.05) and Vanessa Harrigan in 99th overall (79.47).
 
Meanwhile elsewhere . . . . . . SW Hannah Brier runs (7.39) for 60m at Loughborough to take her into the top 10 ranked athletes in the UK. Congratulations also to Hannah, her brother Joseph, Tomos Slade and Osaze Agehdo who have all received funding from the Ron Pickering Memorial Fund.