Grand Prix Express North Wales

 Cross Country League.

Round 3; Bangor, 22/11/2008.

 

Eighteen Abergele Harriers travelled to Bangor for the third round of the Grand Prix Express North Wales Cross Country League which was run in bitterly cold conditions over a lengthened and very muddy 7.25 mile course. With Cross-Country Captain Sean McCormack unavailable for the race, Tim Cahill lead the team home brilliantly, finishing in an excellent 50mins 2secs for 28th position overall. Club Captain Geran Hughes proved he is recovering well from injury with a very well times race, steadily working his way up the field to finish in a superb 36th position, with Dewi Roberts not far behind in 40th. Matthew Ashton showed that his triathlon training has paid off well with an tremendous 46th position, while Gareth Roberts fresh from in exploits in Preston last week where he finally broke the hour for ten miles, finished very well in 53rd. Justin McIlveen, making his first appearance of the season for the club showed he hadnít lost any of his appetite for ďthe countryĒ by coming home in 68th position, while Keith Elliott had another fine run, finishing in 56mins 41secs for 96th. Grahame Shone finished in 58mins 19secs for 110th, while Ed Reid, just off a plane from the USA still managed a fantastic 131st position despite the jetlag. Dave Edwards, in 137th, Alan Lucas in 157th and Steve Ward in 157th completed an excellent team male team performance with a very satisfying score of 271 points, the best this season, unfortunately marred by the fact that Josh Dixon, for the second time in this campaign, got injured and was unable to finish.

Meanwhile the ladies fielded a team of five runners all running very well. The team was lead home by the inform Angie Hughes in a fantastic 25mins 23secs for 57th overall in the race, which also included the under seventeen menís runners. Sue Calvert also ran fantastically well to finish in 78th overall while Lucy Jones and Sonia Wignall had their usual very close race with Jones just coming out on top on this occasion as they finished in 91st and 92nd positions respectively. The team was completed by Annette Jones, making her first cross-country appearance this season, and running extremely well not far behind in 94th.

 

Ladies positions;

 

Name

Position

Time

Angie Hughes

51

25:20

Sue Calvert

71

28:34

Lucy Jones

83

33:48

Sonia Wignall

84

33:49

Annette Jones

86

35:42

Ladies Team Total

289

 

 

 

Menís Positions;

 

Name

Position

Time

Tim Cahill

28

50:02

Geran Hughes

36

50:50

Dewi Roberts

40

50:59

Matthew Ashton

46

51:15

Gareth Roberts

53

51:54

Justin McIlveen

68

54:08

Keith Elliott

96

56:41

Grahame Shone

110

58:17

Ed Reid

131

1:01:41

Dave Edwards

137

1:03:02

Alan Lucas

157

1:07:21

Steve Ward

169

1:27:25

Josh Dixon

DNF

 

Menís Team Total

271

 

 

Men's Division 1 after 3rd Round

 

 

Team

Points

Shrewsbury AC

354

Eryri Harriers

603

Telford AC

760

Colwyn Bay AC

788

Wrexham AC

918

Abergele Harriers

1070

Tattenhall Runners

1207

Buckley Runners

1896

Men's Veteran League after 3rd round

Team

Points

Shrewsbury AC

75

Maldwyn Harriers

176

Vale Royal

177

Oswestry Olympians

188

Prestatyn RC

212

Wrexham AC 216
Abergele Harriers 253

Buckley Runners

257

Eryri Harriers

265

Tattenhall Runners 301
Telford AAC 316

Denbigh Harriers

346

Ladies 1st Division after 3rd Round

Team

Points

Tattenhall Runners 187
Eryri Harriers 189

Oswestry Olympians

226

Wrexham AAC

245

Buckley Runners

342

Colwyn Bay AC

387

Abergele Harriers

764

Ladies Veteran League after 3rd Round

Team

Points

Oswestry Olympians

87

Wrexham AC

95

Eryri Harriers

143

Denbigh Harriers

181

Buckley Runners

190