Sunday, 29 November 2015

L'pool Cross Challenge


Wrexham's Mathew Willis was the top North Wales performer at the  second Cross-Challenge meeting of the winter at Liverpool's Sefton Park at which several young athletes from the region consolidated their growing reputations.

 The under-13's race was won in 17.28 by Tom Mortimer (Stroud) but Willis was just 10 seconds behind in third place . Joseph Crutchley (Maldwyn) was 14th in 18.13, Oliver Barbaresi (Menai) 20th in 18.26 and Cai Linton (Menai) 66th in 19.28

 Cari Hughes (Menai) followed up her second place in the first U-17 women's race at Milton Keynes with sixth place this time, while in the junior men's race her brother Iolo came 15th in 21.34, with Eryri's John Spill 78th in 23.03.

 Spill's younger brother Mike, who won the under-13s' event at Milton Keynes, had to settle for 11th  place this time, with his Menai clubmate Osian Perrin four places and seven seconds ahead of him in 10.38. In the same race Liam Rawlings (Oswestry) was 18th, Eden Potter (Menai) 26th and Cai Le Trobe Roberts (Menai) 41st.

 Among other North Wales juniors  competing were:- Girls under 13: 24 Samia Jones (Menai); Boys under 15: 56 Tomos Land (Menai); Junior Women: 14 Georgina Outten (Birchfield).

 In the senior men's race , which was won by Ross Millington (Stockport) Welsh champion Dewi Griffiths (Swansea) finished just 13 seconds behind second place, with former  Bangor student Nick Swinburn (Morpeth) 7th and Andrew Davies (Stockport) from Welshpool 9th.

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