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Laura Wright 2017 17 January 2020

Cross Country Round Up 2

Stirling International and XChallenge races were held on Saturday 11th January in Sturing Scotland. Like most of UK Stirling course was affected by heavy rainfall over last month. Course was very muddy. The event hosted the Celtic International races with Wales teams competing from senior to U17 age groups. A number of Cardiff male and female runners were selected across age groups. James Hunt SM 26.10  was an excellent 5th, and Matthew Edwards 29th 27.33. With 3 runners in senior races, Kristian Jones 1st 25.33 led Welsh team home. The Wale's senior women's team were one short. Cardiff's Laura Wright had entered the XChallenge U20W race. Laura was drafted into Wales team finishing 42nd 32.45 a creditable race result, U20 race is shorter distance to senior race. Hence photo of Laura, who has made a breakthrough in U20W cross country racing in 2019/20 season.

See below other Cardiff runners results.    

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06 January 2020

There was a good turn out of Cardiff runners in 2019 Nos Galan 5km, 13 runners took part in the senior race. Males were, James Hunt 2nd 14.37, Ciaran Lewis 3rd 14.41, Matthew Edwards 4th 14.52, James Vincent 8th 15.04, Ben Reynolds 10th 15.12, Lloyd Sheppard 12th 15.14, and Owen Locke 21st 15.51.

Females were, Lucy Marland 3rd 17.02, Megan Carter-Davies 5th 17.24, Rebecca Evans 9th 18.14, Nia Clatworthy U17F 13th 18.43, Bethan Evans U20F 16th 19.21, Julie Chamberlain MF35 37th 21.41, and Caitlin Chapman U20F 73rd 27.59.

There was a good turn out in the Junior Age groups, see below.

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18 December 2019

Kobe Beltran won the U13B race in Gwent League 3 in Bristol on 7th December. Kobe join our club in 2018 joining our club Junior Academy sessions hedl at Cardiff International Sports Stadium in Leckwith, Cardiff. Kobe joined Mark Gold Middle Distance group, and soon showed a natural ability in running events.

This winter Kobe moved into our club main coaching sessions, with Mark Gold's older Middle Distance group. Kobe finished 9th in Gwent League 1 in Cardiff, 5th in Gwent League 2 at Pembrey, before winning in Bristol. The competition in Bristol is noted for the number of english runners taking part, thus a higher standard. Kobe ran to advice from his coach, ran a perfect race, taking lead near end, leading a group of runners racing hard to finish line. Note: Kobe wearing new Cardiff's vest. 

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