Welsh XC Championships

Updated: Mar 2, 2018

24 February, Swansea

There was success for Newport Harriers at the 114th Welsh XC Championships on a crisp, sunny day over an undulating and hilly course.


Our top senior male was Abed Teweldebrhan in 9th place, with Craig Hudson 49th.



Our top U20 female was Phoebe Marsden in 9th place, with a massive pb improving her time by 2 minutes, 21.37.



Newport gained two medals in the junior races. Lily Williams won silver in the U13 Girls, while in U11 Girls Amy Garrod sprinting strongly at the end to hold on to the bronze medal position. Harry Dawes is a member of Newport Harriers and part of the junior endurance training group, and won silver in U11 Boys in the vest of Monmouth School.

For U13s/15s/17s, top 6 means serious consideration for the Welsh Schools team for the London Mini-Marathon, so as well as Lily Williams, Jackson Mountford will also be hoping for selection after he finished 6th in the U17 Men’s race.


Primary boys 1520 metres

Harry Dawes - 2nd - 5:04

Primary girls 1520 metres

Amy Garrod - 3 - 5:21

Anya Brady - 17 - 5:55

Emily Walker - 23 - 614

Under 13 boys 3120 metres

Leo Stark - 30 - 11:50

Finlay Davies - 32 - 12:02

Isaac Jones - 37 - 12:27

Under 13 girls 3120 metres

Lily Williams - 2 - 11:42

Ceri Griffiths - 12 - 12:34

Under 15 boys no competitors

Under 15 girls 4340 metres

Elin Griffiths - 14 -16:52

Ashleigh Steer - 17 - 17:13

Under 17 men 5160 metres

Jackson Mountford - 6 - 16:43

Spencer Smith - 9 - 17:06

Under 17 women 5160 metres

Shireen Balouch - 16 - 23:54

Caitlin Jones - 24 - 24:26

Under 20 women 5160 metres

Phoebe Marsden - 9 - 21:37

Under 20 men no competitors

Seniors 10,100 metres

Abed Teweldebrhan - 9 - 32:31

Craig Hudson - 49 - 36:55


Full results here - results.welshathletics.org/


Les Still Photostream - https://www.flickr.com/photos/les_stills/39584235215/in/photostream/


Thanks to Darryn Mcatee and Ken Goodger for the report :)


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