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Written by Nathan Jones   
Friday, 11 January 2019 08:11

The 115th George Crump MBE Memorial Welsh Cross Country Championships heads to Pembrey Country Park, near Llanelli on Saturday 23rd February 2019. The event will incorporate a Primary Schools Challenge for under 11 athletes  as well as races for athletes of all ages and abilities.

Bydd Pencampwriaeth Traws Gwlad Athletau Cymru (George Crump MBE Memorial) yn mynd i Barc Gwledig Pembre, ar bwys Llanelli ar Ddydd Sadwrn 23ain Chwefror 2019. Yn cael ei chynnal am yr 115fed tro, bydd y cystadleuaeth yn cynnwys rasys i blant cynradd o dan 11 ac athletwyr o bob oedran.

VENUE/LLEOLIAD: Pembrey Country Park, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, SA16 0EJ

 

 

FROM SWANSEA, 20 MILES WEST TO LLANELLI

Over the last three years, the Welsh Athletics Cross Country Championships has been held at Singleton Park in Swansea. It's had a great history of hosting cross country races and has always been popular because of its undulating terrain and scenic landscape. The 2018 event saw its largest fields for many years.

Frank Morgan (Carmarthen Harriers); Neisha Roberts (Deeside AAC); Mike Spill (Menai Track & Field); Samia Jones (Menai Track & Field); Bronwen Owen (Scarborough AC); Iwan Thomas (Carmarthen Harriers); Erin Morgan (Carmarthen Harriers); Larry Ryan (Cardiff AAC); Abi Fisher (Cardiff AAC); Dominic Smith (Swansea Harriers) and James Hunt (Cardiff AAC) all won their respective age groups the last time out at Singleton Park (February 2018).

Now, it will be heading further West to Pembrey Country Park in a few weeks' time.

The event will use a fast and looping course of the park which will offer great spectator friendly racing. The venue will provide both interesting and testing terrain and the course will be set up to international standards.

For those who ran in Swansea last year, you will remember the "Marquee of Mayhem" which made the course a bit more exciting. The good news is that it will return again in 2019!

The course will be positioned in the same location as the John H Collins Gwent Cross Country League which came to Pembrey for the third time last November and not too far from the Closed Cycling Circuit which is new to the park, where the Welsh Athletics Road Relay Championships was held in September. The start and finish will be on the very same field with runners on the large lap passing the Ski Pembrey before returning the same direction.

This is an exciting time for endurance running in Wales and while this event has seen increasing numbers in recent years, it is hoped that the 2019 event will see that increase continue by welcoming many of the stars of our sport.

Welsh Athletics will look to attract many of Wales' top runners as well as an ever growing number of club runners of all abilities.

 

2019 CHAMPIONSHIP TIMETABLE / AMSERLEN PENCAMPWRIAETH 2019

1. Under 13 Boys / Bechgyn O Dan 13 (11:00am) 3,150m

2. Under 13 Girls / Merched O Dan 13 (11.15am) 3,150m

3. Under 15 Boys / Bechgyn O Dan 15 (11.30am) 4,540m

4. Under 15 Girls / Merched O Dan 15 (11.50am) 4,540m

5. Senior Women/Masters / Menywod (12:15pm) 7,360m

6. Primary Boys / Bechgyn Cynradd (1:10pm) 1,550m

7. Primary Girls / Merched Cynradd (1:25pm) 1,550m

8. Under 17 Men / Bechgyn O Dan 17 (1:40pm) 5,150m

9. Under 17/20 Women / Merched O Dan 17 a 20 (2:05pm) 5,150m

10. Under 20 Men / Bechgyn O Dan 20 (2:35pm) 7,360m

11. Senior Men/Masters / Dynion (3:10pm) 10,350m

 

 

 

CLOSING DATE / DYDDIAD CAU

Closing Date for the championships will be Friday 2nd February at 12:00 midday. Entry fee is £4 per athlete.

Entries can be made by via Clubs, normally by Team Managers.

 

CARMARTHEN HARRIERS CLUB ENTRIES

Cressy Morgan will be co-ordinating the teams and has already sent out e-mails to check availabilities and to answer any questions. If you have not yet given your name to her, or want to find out more information, please contact Cressy directly as soon as possible:

Contact 07807 786706 / This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

INFORMATION / GWYBODAETH

To enter the Welsh Athletics Cross Country Championships on 23/02/19, CLICK HERE/CLICIWCH YMA

To view the Course Map & Timetable for the Welsh Athletics Cross Country Championships on 23/02/19, CLICK HERE/CLICIWCH YMA

To enter the Competitions Team with any questions you may have for the event on 23/02/19, CLICK HERE/CLICIWCH YMA

 

All the final details and build-up to the championships will appear on the website in the week leading up to race day! In the meantime, make sure that you let your team manager know if you want to compete, as no late entries will be accepted after the closing date has passed.