Leading cross country runners heading to Pembrey
TOP cross country action heads Carmarthenshire on Saturday.
The John Collins Gwent Cross Country League attracts the best cross country runners from Wales and England.
This weekend’s race at Pembrey Country Park is the second of five league meetings following the opening round at Cardiff in mid-October. It is an ideal location for runners with stunning views across Gower.
It is hosted by Carmarthen Harri- to ers in conjunction with Carmarthenshire County Council.
The race will incorporate the West Wales Cross Country Championships, with selection to represent the region at the Welsh Inter-Regionals in December at Llandrindod Wells at stake for athletes aged from under-13 up to senior level.
For many this will be the second visit to Pembrey in a matter of months, with the Welsh Athletics Road Relays Championships having take place around the new closed cycling circuit in the park in the autumn.
The course is a mixture of flat parkland, forest trails, man-made hills and sand. It has been designed to be accessible for all runners of all speeds and abilities.
Saturday’s 10-race programme of events will get under way with the under-11 girls’ race at 11.30am and will be followed by the under-11 boys and under-13 age groups.
It concludes in the afternoon with the senior men and masters men race, with the starting gun expected to set them off at approximately 2.25pm.
Everyone is welcome to support the competitors and enjoy the atmosphere.
Bryn Bach Park, Tredegar, and Blaise Castle, Bristol, will also see the league visit in December and March respectively, with a venue in February still to be confirmed.