2nd Gwent Cross Country League at Llanelli

NSAC once again travelled in numbers for the 2nd Gwent Cross Country League  at Pembrey Park, near Llanelli.

The U11 girls kicked things off with Heidi M having a great run in 10th place and Gabrielle S finishing 61st from a field of well over 100. 

U11 boys fielded a bigger squad with Elijah LH leading the team in 17th place. Euan M 36th, Alfie F 57th, William TJ 67th, Somerset H 63rd and Louis C 92nd completed the team scores. 

Millie R ran with the front two throughout with a fantastic 3rd place finish in the U13 girls race with good support from Lyla B, Harriet B and Emily F

The U13 boys put on a show of superb team running with the talented Herbie C leading the way for his best ever finish taking 3rd place. Elliot J and Benjamin C had an outstanding battle between them to carry themselves through to 6th and 7th respectively. Bottom year Joel M was another to shine as the teams 4th scorer finishing 16th from a field of over 100. Other U13 boys were Patrick H 20th, Jacob F 28th, Jude W 29th, Joseph S 52nd, Zeki H 61st

Keira D in her first year at U15 once again ran intelligently for a fantastic 7th place, with Olivia M, Mary H, Hannah S and Hanna W completing the team scores.

Will M was a late withdrawal from the U15 boys squad, but the boys raised their game with a solid display of team running. Louie B ran a great race to record his highest 8th place finish to date with Samuel H and Ollie C also recording their highest placements so far in 9th and 12th respectively. Oliver A completes the A team scores with a decent run of his own in 26th. Other U15 boys were Ben M 39th, Stan H 41st, Alex B 45th, Joseph P 62nd, Kyle B 64th.

Holly A led the U17 girls home in 28th with an incredible sprint finish to just hold off her advancing teammate Stephanie B. Victoria P completed the team scores.

The club had 12 runners in the combined U17/20 race with Alfie H looking back to his best after a cruel run of injuries. The U17 athlete looked comfortable throughout and ran a strong last section of a superb cross county course to take 6th overall. U20 Sam G ran well despite recent illness and will be very happy with 9th overall, whilst  U17 Benjamin H also ran superbly to finish just one place behind Sam. U20 Will C was feeling under the weather pre-race but ran strongly to finish 29th with U17 Will S close behind in 31st and Max D completing the U17 A team scores for his highest place finish to. Other U17/20 Men’s were Will S 31st, Jamie VDV 45th, Harry S 48th, Callum D 54th, Flynn P 57th, Alistair S 59th, Alex C 62nd

A great day out and the club now look forward to their next Gwent League challenge on 7 December at Blaise Castle in Bristol where big numbers are expected.