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Second Gwent League

Sunday 11 November 2012

The second Gwent League round of this season was held yesterday at Parc De Pugh Rugby Ground in Brecon. It was a new course for most people and was mainly flat, over farmland and very muddy in places. Cardiff AAC had an individual winner in Sofia Vella (pictured) in the Novice Girls age group; which was richly deserved after Sofia finished second several times last season and at Bridgend in October. The club struggled to put out full teams as many of our athletes also play football and as the races were on a Saturday they clashed with football fixtures.

The top finishers in each age group were:

Novice Girls - Sofia Vella - 1st

Novice Boys - William Bright - 17th

Under 13 Girls - Freya McDougall - 39th

Under 13 Boys - Ieuan Jones - 11th

Under 15 Girls - Elishka Coupar - 10th

Under 15 Boys - Joseph Alder - 16th

Under 17 Men - John Cove - 5th

Under 17 Women - Francesca Morris - 20th

Under 20 Women - Anna Morris - 5th

Our junior teams have produced good results with the under 17 and under 20 teams leading in the male and female categories after the first race. The under 17 men have their 'B' team in 4th position, showing Cardiff AAC's strength at this age group. Let's hope we can continue with this success for the rest of the season.

In the senior men's race, Andrew Hunt finished an excellent second.

Thanks to Paul Darney and John Penny for bringing the club tent and for Tracy Allen and Kay Chapman helping to put it up!

The next Gwent League fixture is on Saturday December 1st at Blaise Castle in Bristol and we will have the details in the Cardiff AAC clubroom as soon as they are available. If you would like to be part of the Cardiff AAC cross country team please don't hesitate to contact a club official - you are all welcome to compete for the club.

Full results will be available on the Gwent League website shortly. Click HERE to be connected.