Youngsters Bryn Woodall, Tomos Land and Bethan Davies led the way for Colwyn Bay Athletic Club in the first meeting of the Grand Prix Express North Wales Cross-Country League.
Woodall was an excellent second out of 15 runners in the under-17 boys’ race when the league kicked off in Wrexham at the weekend – beaten only by Mike Spill of Menai Track & Field.
His club-mate Land finished fourth under-20 – and 30th overall – out of 162 finishers in the men’s race. And Davies, also an U20 athlete, placed 23rd of 160 in the women’s race.
Anne Mynott was second vet-55 in the women’s race, with Maureen Singleton second V75.
The men’s race was won by Alex Lanz of Meirionydd, while the women’s winner was Ali Lavender Rawlinson of Oswestry Olympians.
A week earlier, Colwyn Bay athletes began their campaign in the North Staffordshire Cross-Country League with some solid performances.
The men’s team were led by home in the first fixture in Winsford by Rich Watson in 102nd place (out of 290 finishers), with Anne Mynott first for the women in 55th place (234 finishers).
Colwyn Bay host the second fixture in the North Wales Cross-Country league at Fox Hills on October 19, while the next round of the North Staffordshire league is at Stafford Common a week after that.
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Colwyn Bay results from Wrexham (Grand Prix Express North Wales Cross-Country League round 1/5)
Senior women: 23rd Bethan Davies (U20), 44th Anne Mynott (2nd V55), 83 Vicky Ronald, 100 Amelie Roberts (U17), 114th Emma MacArthur, 158 Maureen Singleton (2n V75).
U17 men: 2nd Bryn Woodall, Harrison Evans.
Senior men: 30th Tomos Land (4th U20), 33rd Mario Jimenez-Munoz, 100th Jared Roberts, 107th Russ Godwin, 119th Ian Mulligan, 138 Ian Taylor, 158 Chris Williams.
Colwyn Bay results from Winsford (North Staffordshire Cross-Country League round 1/4)
Senior women: 55th Anne Mynott , 114th Vicky Ronald, 222nd Maureen Singleton.
Senior Men: 102nd Richard Watson, 137th Russ Godwin, 140th Jared Roberts, 169th Shon Jones, 182nd Ian Mulligan 227th Neal Jones