There was a good turnout from the club for the first race of the North Wales Cross Country League at sunny Colwyn Bay on Saturday 26th September, the hard ground made for a fast paced Women and men's race. Andrea Rowlands in a rich vein of form at the moment led the women's team home in 6th place followed by: 14th Becky Law, 18th Annie Williams, 22nd Jenny Heming, 34th Ellie Salisbury, 39th Heather Burrows, 57th Sue Hughes, 67th Maggie Oliver and 84th Jenny Blakemore. Ron Hird running in the race as a MV/70 finished 106th..
Richard Roberts led the men's team home finishing 4th in a high quality field behind 1st Chris Davies (Telford), 2nd Rob Samuel running for Bangor University as per North Wales XC rules and 3rd Tim Davies (Maldwyn). Gwyn Owen is showing signs of getting back to his best with 5th place with Russell Owen having a storming run (for a MV/50) with 26th place followed by: 42nd Arwel Lewis, 52nd Jordan Evans, 55th Chris Evans, 68th Tony Woodall, 75th SPJones, 79th Rory O'Donnell, 85th Eilir Evans, 92nd Gwyn Williams, 96th Gary Porter-Jones, 107th Emyr Davies, 115th Don Williams, 138th Paul Jenkinson, 140th John Harold, 149th Stephen Edwards, 155th Eurwyn Edwards, 102nd Mike Blake, 181st Steve Pilbean and 186th Iorwerth Roberts.
Leading race positions/times will be published in the Daily Post next Tuesday along with the team results.
Unfortunately there was an issue with dogs infringing on the course again causing some runners to take evasive action! Well it was a big black Labrador with his big white teeth showing! But what can you do? it is a public park and people are allowed to walk their dogs there. I just wish they would keep them on a leash!
The next race will be organised by Telford AC at Lilleshall? or is it Bridgnorth as someone mentioned today? If it is Bridgnorth then all the better for us mountain runners! There will be a mini bus going to the event departing Parc Menai at 10:30am on Saturday 10th October.