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Fourth Gwent League

Monday 12 February 2018

The fourth round of the 2017-18 Gwent Cross Country League was held at Pontypool Park yesterday in freezing conditions with snow and wind as well as the challenge of the most hilly course that many of the athletes will have encountered.

Although the team was depleted owing to the Welsh indoor junior championships and the Welsh 10k road championship on the same weekend, 56 Cardiff athletes all represented the club with pride and strength; and all of them finished their races when there was a large number who did not, so every Cardiff athlete should hold his or her head high.

Performances of note were:
 
U11 Girls – Alice Davies 4th
U11 Boys – Josh Sanders 20th
U13 Girls – Jemima Robinson 4th
U13 Boys – Ben Macey 2nd
U15 Girls – Megan Friedli 15th
U15 Boys – Lloyd Shephard 3rd
U17 Men – Iestyn Edwards 17th
U17 Ladies – Carys Bill 5th
U20 Men – Matthew Verran 28th
U20 Ladies – Laura Wright 1st
Senior Men – Ciaran Lewis 8th  
Senior Ladies – Clara Evans 1st
 
It was great to see 21 members of the Academy running and a big thank you to James Gold and Gayle Farrell for walking the course with them, warming them up and ensuring that they all knew what to do at the start and finish. Also thanks to Ruth Wright for managing the U17/20 Ladies and Paul and Rhiannon Edwards and Kay Chapman for administration around the event.
 
The official results will be available later on the Gwent League website.
 
The final round of the Gwent League will be on 3rd March at Blaise Castle, Bristol.