Holt is Bay’s top finisher at Treborth
SAM HOLT was the top finisher for Colwyn Bay Athletic Club when the Grand Prix Express North Wales Cross-Country League got underway on Saturday.
Holt finished fourth in the under-17 men’s race at the traditional league opener at Treborth Track in Bangor, where the recent warm weather had made it one of the driest courses in living memory.
Colwyn Bay AC face a challenge in the league this season, with some of the club’s members having joined new Llandudno-based club GOG triathlon, who are also in the competition.
The Llandudno club’s ranks include highly-acclaimed triathlete Rhian Roxburgh, who last month won the Abersoch Half Marathon and finished third in the senior women’s race at Treborth.
Rhiannon Kamink finished an impressive 10th to lead the Bay’s women’s team home, but they find themselves joint bottom of Division One following the first fixture, along with Menai Track and Field.
The men’s team, led home by the ever committed Richard Watson in 55th place, are fourth in Division Two, 33 points behind GOG in third place – with the two clubs looking set to enjoy a friendly rivalry during the course of the season.
Colwyn Bay will host the league’s second fixture, which will take place at St David’s College in Llandudno on Saturday, October 17.
Colwyn Bay AC resultssults from Bangor (North Wales Cross-Country League round one of five):
Senior men: 55th Richard Watson, 60th Mark Jones, 67th Neal Jones, 78th Russell Godwin, 80th Ian Mulligan, 98th Ian Taylor, 108th Chris Williams, 121st Richard House-Goodwin.
U17 men: 4th Sam Holt, 8th Jake Tapping.
Senior women: 10th Rhiannon Kamink, 42nd Vicky Ronald, 50th Gwenno Morris, 78th Alex Holt, 82nd Maureen Singleton (V75).
Colwyn Bay AC results from Winsford (North Staffordshire Cross-Country League round one of four):
Senior Men: 86th Mark Jones, 105th Richard Watson, 120th Neal Jones, 134th Ian Mulligan, 225th Chris Williams.
Senior women: 186th Maureen Singleton (V75).