Final cross country race abandoned

PUBLISHED: 14:32 11 March 2015

The fifth and final fixture of the Gwent Cross Country League was abandoned because of the wet conditions.

THERE was disappointment all around at Dare Valley Country Park in South Wales as the fifth and final fixture of the Gwent Cross Country League was abandoned after a 45-minute delayed start.

Team manager Steve Parsons was understandably deflated in his summary of events, saying: “We had assembled our strongest squad of the season for this fixture and fancied our chances of improving on both the team and individual medal positions.”

However, despite the disappointment, the club have dominated the junior section this season producing two individual league champions in Rosie Whitehead (Under-13 girls) and Alice Davies (Under-15 girls), with Joe Gentry finishing individual runner-in the Under-17 boy’s category.

The club’s strong group of Under-15 girls took the team title by a distance, with the novice girls, the Under-13 boys and the Under-15 boys all finishing runners-up. With the Under-17 boys and the Under-13 girls teams both finishing third, it was the club’s most successful cross country season to date.


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