Lead­ing cross coun­try run­ners head­ing to Pem­brey

Carmarthen Journal - - Sport -

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.

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