Gwent Cross-Country @ Cardiff

An amazing first event of the Cross-Country season saw North Somerset the top performing team across the junior sections of the prestigious Gwent Cross-Country League event (incorporating the National Cross-Challenge series that entices athletes from all over the UK). Success for the talented squad looks inevitable, based on this event.

Beautiful blue skies met the Athletes at Cardiff’s Llandaff Field. More than 70 North Somerset AC athletes competed across the age groups, and were prominent throughout. Most races had in excess of 80 runners, and NSAC compete against heavyweights such as Swansea, Wells, Cardiff, Westbury Harriers, Carmarthen and Bristol

Individual top 10 finishes;

u11 boys – Oliver F – 1st

u11 boys – Edward S – 4th

u11 boys – Sam B – 8th

u11 girls – Blythe M – 7th

u13 boys – Joseph F – 3rd

u13 boys – Felix A – 8th

u13 girls – Heidi M – 6th

u15 boys – Herbie C – 4th

u15 boys – Ben C – 8th

u20 men – Will C – 9th

u20 women – Alice BM – 5th

u23 women – Ellie W – 2nd

Team finishes;

u11 boys ‘A’ team 1st

u11 boys ‘B’ team 4th

u11 boys ‘C’ team 18th

u11 girls ‘A’ team 2nd

u11 girls ‘B’ team 22nd

u13 boys ‘A’ team 2nd

u13 boys ‘B’ team 26th

u13 girls ‘A’ team 12th

u13 girls ‘B’ team 32nd

u15 boys ‘A’ team 3rd

u15 boys ‘B’ team 4th

u15 boys ‘C’ team 9th

u15 boys ‘D’ team 19th

u15 girls ‘A’ team 9th

u15 girls ‘B’ team 26th

u17 men ‘A’ team 10th

u17 women ‘A’ team 17th

u20 men ‘A’ team 2nd

u20 men ‘B’ team 13th

u20 women ‘A’ team 7th

All results can be found on

NSAC Head Coach Chris Millard said; “It’s always a pleasure being able to attend the Cross-Country events. No matter what the weather, NSAC bring a vibrancy and bounce that is infectious. The next event is a hilly challenge in Brecon, mid November. We already have 70+ athletes signed up, and look certain to build on this early success as the anticipation mounts for the best-ever Cross-Country season. Coaches Julian Emery and Russ Forsbrook, and their team, have prepared the athletes well. Exciting times!”