Majestic Travel Cross Country League.

Round 2; Telford, 20/10/2007.

Sixteen members travelled down to Lilleshall for the second round of the Majestic Travel North Wales Cross Country League. Once again, in form Geran Hughes had a ďmajesticĒ run, finishing in 15th position in an extremely high quality field, running superbly well over the six mile very rugged course. Behind Hughes leas than two minutes, and twenty nine positions, separated the next seven Harriers, proving once again the strength in depth within the squad at present. This group were lead home by Cross Country captain Sean McCormack in a time of 36mins 12secs for 34th, just 20 seconds ahead of Dewi Roberts in 39th (36:32) who in turn was only one position ahead of Tim Cahill who finished in 36mins 47secs. Forty five seconds separated the next quartet of Harriers lead home by Gareth Roberts in a magnificent 37mins 22secs for 51st position, just managing to stay ahead of Justin McIlveen in 53rd. Steven McCormack proved he is on the way back clocking an excellent 37mins 56secs for 58th, with Ed Reid hot on his heels, just five positions and eleven seconds further back. Grahame Shone had another fantastic run finishing in 105th position in 41mins 18secs, while Alan Lucas, who is running faster now than he has done for many years, ran really strongly all the way, to finish in 47mins 30secs for 145th. Stevie Ward, on his first cross-country outing of the year, ran a very steady 67mins 1sec for a well deserved 158th position. The menís overall score of 232 points once again moves them up the first division table in contention for honours, and as a direct result of their excellent performances here and in Colwyn Bay, Geran Hughes has been selected for the Welsh MV40 team, and Tim Cahill as a reserve for the Welsh MV45 team to travel to Belfast for the Home International match in four weeks time.

 

Meanwhile, the ladies followed up their successes in Colwyn Bay last month with another strong team performance, and like the men, were lead home by a member of the Hughes household, when Angie Hughes produced another fantastic performance, finishing in a tremendous 27mins 2secs. Alison Guillemin, just one week after running a person best Half Marathon, proved she can run well at any discipline, finishing in 29mins 51secs, with cross-country veteran Su Calvert almost exactly a minute behind in 30mins 52secs. Annette Jones, running her second cross-country race of the season, also had an excellent race, sprinting to the finish in 40mins 28secs, severe cramp midway through the race., while Annwen Begley proved her resilience with a very hard and well earned 43mins 59secs in this, only her second ever cross-country race. Once again the ladies keep the pressure on to push for promotion to the first division of the league.

 

Ladies positions;

Name

Position

Time

Angie Hughes

33

27:02

Alison Guillemin

51

29:51

Susan Calvert

59

30:52

Annette Jones

72

40:28

Annwen Begley

73

43:59

Ladies score

143

 

 

Menís Positions;

 

Name

Position

Time

Geran Hughes

15

34:54

Sean McCormack

34

36:12

Dewi Roberts

39

36:33

Tim Cahill

40

36:44

Gareth Roberts

51

37:25

Justin McIlveen

53

37:30

Steven Mc Cormack

58

37:56

Ed Reid

63

38:07

Grahame Shone

105

41:18

Alan Lucas

145

47:27

Stevie Ward

158

67:13

Menís score

232