Grand Prix Express North Wales

 Cross Country League.

Round 4, Wrexham, 17/1/2009.

 

 

Fourteen Abergele Harriers, twelve man and two women, travelled to Wrexham for the penultimate race of the Grand Prix Express Cross Country League in Wrexham on Saturday. The men secured an excellent result, by far their best of the season, helping them to secure definite safety in the first division, while the two women also scored well. In the ladies race Sue Calvert ran superbly throughout finishing in a fantastic 64th position overall with Sonia Wignall also having an excellent run to finish in a very respectable 72nd overall.

In the menís race Tim Cahill produced his best cross country performance for many years to finish in 33mins 37secs for a personal best 22nd League position. Dewi Roberts also ran extremely well to finish in 28th position, pushed all the way by Sean McCormack in 31st and Gareth Roberts in 34th. Neil Brambles made his League debut for the club producing the performance of the day finishing in an outstanding 42nd position, while Steven McCormack ran a very impressive race to finish in 64th. Grahame Shone continued his recent excellent form finishing in 38mins 17secs for 92nd, just ahead of Keith Elliott in 38mins 54secs for 103rd. Ed Reid, who had just flown home from holiday the previous night, overcame the jetlag finishing in a tremendous 122nd position. Dave Edwards, who like Elliott is deep into his London Marathon training, also ran very well finishing in 134th, while Rob Spotswood and Alan Lucas ran a very close race finishing in just over 44 minutes for 142nd and 143rd positions respectively. The menís score of 221 points was by far their best this season and in fact the clubís fourth best ever League score.

 

 

Ladies positions;

 

Name

Position

Time

Sue Calvert

59

29:32

Sonia Wignall

66

33:54

Ladies Team Total

275

 

 

 

Menís Positions;

 

Name

Position

Time

Tim Cahill

22

33:37

Dewi Roberts

28

34:10

Sean McCormack

31

34:12

Gareth Roberts

34

34:23

Neil Brambles

42

34:45

Steven McCormack

64

36:33

Grahame Shone

92

38:21

Keith Elliott

103

39:00

Ed Reid

122

41:32

Dave Edwards

134

43:13

Rob Spotswood

142

44:53

Alan Lucas

143

45:00

Menís Team Total

221

 

 

Men's Division 1 after 4th Round

 

 

Team

Points

Shrewsbury AC

496

Eryri Harriers

744

Colwyn AC

1086

Telford AC

1185

Wrexham AC

1231

Abergele Harriers

1291

Tattenhall Runners

1642

Buckley Runners

2122

Men's Veteran League after 4th round

Team

Points

Shrewsbury AC

100

Vale Royal

250

Maldwyn Harriers

224

Vale Royal AAC

250

Abergele Harriers

282

Prestatyn RC

290

Buckley Runners

 307

Wrexham AC

317

Eryri Harriers

323

Tattenhall Runners

 383

Telford AAC

 446

Denbigh Harriers

472

Ladies 1st Division after 4th Round

Team

Points

Tattenhall Runners

 232

Eryri Harriers

 240

Oswestry Olympians

358

Wrexham AAC

374

Buckley Runners

462

Colwyn Bay AC

463

Abergele Harriers

1039