A LOOK BACK AT NOVEMBER 2019: Brecon welcomed hundreds of athletes from all corners of the country on this weekend 12 months ago as Welsh Athletics and Welsh Schools Athletic Association worked in partnership to host the Inter-Schools and Colleges and Inter-Regional Cross Country Championships on the same day...
Saturday 16th November was a big day as far as Welsh secondary schools and Regions were concerned, as all roads from the Eight Welsh Districts - Afan Nedd Tawe, Cardiff & Vale, Dyfed, Eryri, Glamorgan Valleys, North East Wales, Powys and South East Wales led to the Penlan Arena / High School in the centre of Brecon.
The 43rd Welsh Inter-Schools and Colleges Cross Country Championships and the 21st edition of the Welsh Athletics Inter-Regional Cross Country Championships combined into one fixture for the first time in Mid Wales in 2019.
More than 800 competitors wore the red, purple, white and green vests of the region or their school vests as age group distances varied from 1,370m for the primaries up to the senior men's total of 9,530m.
Representing the West Wales region were athletes from the following West Wales clubs: Pembrokeshire Harriers, Carmarthen Harriers, Llanelli AC, Swansea Harriers, 3M's Gorseinon, TROTs, Amman Valley Harriers, Neath Harriers, Celtic Tri, Sarn Helen, Aberystwyth AC, Run4All Neath, Port Talbot Harriers (and Cardiff Athletics and Pontypridd Roadents).
West Wales picked up several individual medals for finishing in the top 3 and also claimed team medals in the following age categories: Senior Women, Master Female 35, Under 13 Boys, Under 17 Men, Under 20 Women, Under 20 Men and Master Men 35.
A total of 13 medals were picked up individually - 5 gold, 4 silver and 4 bronze.
Photos/Lluniau: Nathan Jones