Grand Prix Express North Wales

 Cross Country League.

Round 2; Bridgenorth, 10/10/2009.



“Cross Country runners often straddle the fine line between crazy and insanity and Saturday 10th October was no exception with 4 men and 4 women travelling the long distance to the Bridgnorth event. This was the second round of the

Grand Prix Express North Wales Cross Country League, which was a different venue to last year’s Lilleshall.


The Ladies ran the new challenging course first, with Lucy & Sue having just made it to the start line!, The weather was fine for October which helped when running through the hilly cow field.  Angie and Jenni battled it out for first Abergele Harrier position.  Jenni galloped in at 39th position in a time of 23.33.  Angie who recently completed the Flintshire 10 km the previous weekend (making a good recovery from injury) did the Abergele Harriers proud romping home in 44th position in a time of 24.09 securing the second place for the Abegele Harriers.  In third place was Sue Calvert in 62nd position in a time of 26.56 and to complete the team of ladies, Lucy Jones, in fourth place and 75th position.


Unfortunately the Men’s team was incomplete which was disappointing especially for those that did make the trip.  However, Geran Hughes ran tremendously well in a position of 45th and the first Harrier home followed by Andy Goodson, running particularly well at the moment, in 148 position and 2nd for the Abergele Harriers.  Alan Lucas ran consistently and smiled home in 3rd Abergele Harrier position to secure 150th place.


I would like to take this opportunity to thank (in alphabetical order) Alan Lucas, Andy Goodson, Angie Hughes, Geran Hughes, Jenni Richards and Lucy Jones for their continued loyalty to Cross Country especially as it was such a long way to travel.  A special thank you goes to Keith Elliott who turned up to assist the team despite injury.  Keith certainly was a very enthusiast team supporter”.


Sue Calvert, Cross-Country Manger.



Ladies positions and times;





Jenni Richards

39 23:33

Angie Hughes

44 24:10

Sue Calvert

62 26:57

Lucy Jones

75 29:14

Ladies Team Total



Men's Positions and times;




Geran Hughes

45 36:20

Andy Goodson

148 48:25

Alan Lucas

150 51:13

Men’s Team Total






Men's 1st Division after 2nd Round




Telford AAC


Wrexham AAC


Shrewsbury AAC


Maldwyn Harriers


Eryri Harriers


Colwyn Bay AAC


Tattenhall Runners


Abergele Harriers


Ladies 2nd Division after 2nd Round



Telford AAC 39
Bangor University AAC 173
Menai Track & Field 190
Prestatyn Runners 237
Meirionnydd RC 290
Abergele Harriers 297
Wrecsam Tri Club 364
Whitchurch Whippets 375
Shrewsbury AAC 393
Bro Dysynni AAC 477
Clwydian Range Runners 537
Vale Royal AC 593
West Cheshire AAC 620