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International Cross Country Belfast

On the 9th November in the Bobby Rea International XC Match held in Billy Neill Centre, Belfast Welsh runners had very good results with the men having 3 runners in the first 5 places. Cardiff's James Hunt 2nd 30.00 (4secs behind 1st place) Ieuan Thomas 3rd 30.05: and Ciaran Lewis 5th 30.50.

Mike Ward DNF due to turning an ankle in race, when with race leader, after first aid treatment with ankle strapped, he has muscle strain from turning ankle. As reported by Andy Ward.

Cardiff's Ladies also had very good results in their race, with Lucy Marland 4th 19.42: Clara Evans 7th 20.06: Laura Wright 20.25 9th.

Our runners didn't excape the poor weather in Ireland, as us in Wales, they had heavy rain in race, over a muddy course.   


Cardiff's Charlotte Arter and Jenny Nesbitt represented Wales in this International XC permit meeting, that included top runners from Africa in both senior races, held in the mountains of Burgos, Northern Spain. Wales had no representive in senior men's race.

Charlotte finished 7th 26.29: was the first European finisher in race, and also improved on her performance in same race in 2018. Jenny Nesbitt 9th 27.18 was 3rd European finisher, also improved on her 2018 performance.

Charlotte and Jenny have had fine race results this Autumn season, that will give them confidence going into the European Cross Country Trials at Liverpool, held on Saturday 23rd November. There are GB places for U20M and U20W, Senior Men and Senior Women.

Liverpool is also UK XChallenge 3rd meeting, of the five race series, held during the 2019/2020 season.

SPAR European Championships Major Events Cross Country, held in Lisbon, Portugal, on Sunday 8th December 2019. 

07 November 2019

Male and Female teams are representing Wales in an International XC event in Northern Ireland on Saturday. The Male team of 4 are all Cardiff runners.

Michael Ward, Ciaran Lewis, James Hunt, Ieuan Thomas.

In the Female team of 5 runners, Cardiff have 3 runners. 

Clara Evans, Lucy Marland, Laura Wright.

Congratulations to all, and good luck in races.

Unfortunately on same day Gwent L 2 takes at Pembrey Country Park, above selection will weaken Cardiff's senior men and female teams, after their good team results, in last months Gwent 1 at Llandaff Fields Cardiff. 


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