Welsh Cross Country Championships

22 February, Pembrey

Three individual silvers and a team bronze were Newport Harriers’ reward for their performance at a breezy Pembrey Country Park.

Harry Dawes featured in the first race of the day and took silver in the U13 Boys race. Vaughn Hughes was 19th in the 53-strong field.

Next up was Amy Garrod in U13 Girls. Amy was among the leading group for most of the race, but with 400m to go she tried to convince us that she was dropping out of the top six before producing her trademark grab for the line to take the silver medal.

Behind Amy were Emily Walker 30th, Anya Brady 49th, and Izaro Urkola 57th, and the team were 7th.Lily Williams led our U15 Girls in 7th place, followed by Ceri Griffiths 15th, Alyssa Baker 22nd, and Shauna Reed 31st, and together they took bronze position on the podium.

In the U15 Boys race Henry Evans and Isaac Jones put in strong runs for 17th and 32nd respectively. Another top 10 finish came in the U17 Women’s race where Elin Griffiths had her best race of the season to come 7th. Elur Urkola was 19th in U17 Men.

In the Primary Boys race Tom Garrod was 7th, John Gibby was 8th, and Dylan Evans 13th. John Gibby was part of the Monmouth School bronze medal team. In the Primary Girls race Lois Codling was 7th.

Chloe Powell was our highest finish Senior athlete in 20th place, followed by Phoebe Marsden in 50th, 150 raced.

In the men’s race Joxean Montoya was an impressive 55th out of 170 runners. Joxean also won our last medal of the day taking silver in the M50 age category.

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