John H Collins Gwent Cross Country League - 2021/2022 Season

The 2021/2022 John H Collins Gwent Cross Country League season began in October in the Welsh Capital and ended in March at Swansea.

Llandaff Fields (Cardiff), Parc de Pugh (Brecon), Pembrey Country Park, Blaise Castle (Bristol) and Singleton Park (Swansea) were the venues over the last five months as the league returned to its usual fifth match format.

Each fixture saw 1,000 athletes take part across a range of age groups, novice (under 11), under 13, under 15, under 17, under 20 and the senior age groups which attracted the most numbers.

The under 15 boys team won gold medals in the team event as well as two individual medallists after consistent performances throughout the season.

There was also success for the under 15 girls, under 17 men and under 20 men age groups, all finishing in third positions overall and as a result picked up bronze team medals.

Other placings included Novice Girls (8th), Under 13 Boys (8th), Under 13 Girls (8th), Novice Boys (12th), Under 17 Women (12th), Under 20 Women (12th) and Senior Men (53rd). Eight athletes finished in the top 10 of their respective age group - William Coles (U13B), Iwan Thomas (U15B), Finley Bruce (U15B), Ifan Bowen (U15B), Jake Lynock (U15B), Steffan Davies (U17M), Liam Edwards (U20M), Dafydd Jones (U20M)

Big thanks to all the members and their parents who have supported the league this year and travelled the long journeys across South Wales and Bristol. Sixty-seven members represented the club in the league fixtures this year (October-March) which included thirty who competed in three or more events.

Athlete recognition/competing athletes listed below.



Novice Girls: Megan Evans (5), Paige-Lily Williams (3), Seren Bowen (3), Elizabeth Williams, Fflur Jones, Ffion Jones, Lowri Morgan, Leah Gwen Defis, Erin Clarke

Under 13 Girls: Esme Lynock (5), Amelia Williams (3), Ffion Thomas (3), Martha Morgan (3), Beatrice Morgan, Rose Edwards, Macy Blue

Under 15 Girls: Eleanor White (4), Eleanor Fuller (3), Megan Thomas (3), Elizabeth Hill (3), Carys Wood, Leah Regan, Erin Morgan, Frances Mackie, Marged Jones, Mared Jones, Greta McKane

Under 17 & 20 Women: Amy Greatrick, Emma Ferns, Eva Edwards

Senior Women: Wendy Price (3), Rhian Bruce, Ellie Kiff

Novice Boys: Gethin Thomas (3), Tomos Cai Davies, Maximus Edwards, Ellis Mathews, Noa Jac Thomas, Harri Blue

Under 13 Boys: William Coles (5), Toby Anthony (4), Jimmy Davis (3)

Under 15 Boys: Iwan Thomas (5), Finley Bruce (5), Jake Lynock (5), Joshua Barnett (5), Ifan Bowen (4), Macsen Toogood (3), Aron Hedd Jones (3), Alex Coles (3), Liam Regan, Joshua Palmer

Under 17 & 20 Men: Liam Edwards (5), Steffan Davies (5), Jack Bruce (5), Dafydd Jones (3), Thomas Jones, Frank Morgan, Rogan Cox, Steffan Bridger, Jack Thomas, Joshua Thomas

Senior Men: Huw Davies (5), Cameron Young (4), Isaac Ayres (3), Ben Thomas, Marcus Etheridge


John H Collins Gwent Cross Country League Results