Cross Country

Fixtures 2017/18 season:

Gwent League: Fixture Dates and Venues:

Sat 14 October 2017 – Llandaff Fields, Cardiff. In conjunction with the Cardiff Cross Challenge
Sat 11 November 2017 – Penlan Leisure Centre, Brecon.
Sun 3 December 2017 – Pembrey Park, nr Llanelli.
Sat / Sun 10/11 February 2018 – Pontypool Park, Pontypool.
Sat 3 March 2018 – Blaise Castle, Bristol

 

Gloucestershire Cross Country League:

Sat Oct 14 2017   Gloucester -Blackridge     

Sat Nov 4 2017    Charlton Park, Malmesbury  

Sun Dec 10th 2017   Katherine Lady Berkeley Sports Centre, Wotton-under-edge

Feb 17  2018 Cheltenham (TBC)

 Gloucestershire AAA CC Championships is the recommended date of  6 Jan 2018 at Old Down Country Park.

 

Fixtures 2016/17 season:

Gloucestershire Cross Country League:

Date
Host club
venue
Oct 15 2016
Bourton RR
Little Rissington
Nov 5th 2016
Gloucester AC
Black bridge
Dec 17 2016
Dursley RC
 Katherine Lady Berkeley School, Wotton Under Edge
Feb 18 2017
Cheltenham &Co Harriers
Pittville Park
Jan 07 2017
Gloucestershire AAA
Glos AAA County CC Champs at Old Down Park,  BS32 4PG

Gwent League: Fixture Dates and Venues:
1) Sunday 16 October 2016 – Newbridge Fields, Bridgend.
2) Saturday 12 November 2016 – Brecon Leisure Centre, Penlan.
3) Saturday 3 December 2016 – Blaise Castle, Bristol.
4) Sunday 12 February 2017 – GLEBELANDS, Newport.
5) Saturday 4 March 2017 PEMBREY PARK, nr Llanelli.

 

 

 

Fixtures 2015/16:

Gloucester XC league 2015/6.

Oct 10 Cotswold Farm Park
Ladies Race 14:05; Men’s Race 14:45
 
Oct 31 Malvern Joggers at Malvern Common
Ladies 13:55; Men 14:40
 
Dec 12 Blackbridge, Gloucester  
Feb 20 Warwick University  
Jan 09 2016 Glos AAA County CC Champs at Coleford, Forest of Dean & promoted by FODAC

Entry form for whole series at discounted price here

Gwent League

Fixture Dates and Venues:
Sunday 11 October 2015 – Newbridge Fields, Bridgend
                                               Ladies 13:20, Men 15:00
Sunday 8 November 2015 – Llandaff Fields, Cardiff
Saturday 5 December 2015 – Blaise Castle, Bristol
Saturday 13 February 2016 – Monmouth Showground
Saturday 5 March 2016 – Brecon Leisure Centre, Penlan(TBC)

2014/5 season

Well the XC season is over & what a successful season it’s been Brilliant turnouts & support.

In the Glos League the Ladies managed to field at least 3 teams in every race finishing 7th, 15th & 16th overall.  Last year only one team completed all 4 races finishing in 14th so massive improvement.  They also came away with 3 medals too:  Bronze for the Masters &  Gold for Jacqui Wynds (LV60) & Silver for Sheryl Hall (LV45)Malvern XC Fab 4 FoDAC Womens Teams
The men only managed to field 2 full teams at 3 of 4 meets but the A team finished 8th (up from 12th last season) with the Masters finishing 5th. Our most successful athlete was Chris Penny who won Bronze in the fiercely competitive MV40 category.

In the Gwent League both the Ladies & Men were in with a realistic chance of promotion, but the final meet in Dare Valley Country Park, Aberdare on March 1st was cancelled meaning the Ladies missed out.

Sherryl Hall was selected to represent the county at the regional champs & then in the County short course XC she won Gold. Chris Moore & Alan Robertson also picked up Gold & Silver respectively in the MV60 category.

Glos County Championships: A great success with medals for a number of FoDAC athletes + great feedback on our course, marshals & refreshments

Feb 14th Tewkesbury School. The longest course of the season & leg sapping clay brought slower times from all 22 Seniors apart from Sheryl Hall who justified her County selection with a fantastic 17th place finish & matched her Pittville age grading.

Feb 8th Blaise Castle, Bristol. Yet again a fantastic turnout & strong performances from both A teams (in spite of half the men giving the field a 200m headstart!) left the men in 2nd nearly 1000pts clear of 3rd place. The Ladies moved up to 3rd within striking distance of second (even though Ann Nixon was the only scorer in Cardiff!)

Dec 13th Pittville Park, Cheltenham. Another cracking turnout with 10 Ladies & 10 Men. First home for the ladies was Sheryl Hall in 44th & first of the men was Chris Penny in 57th. The Ladies had both XC regulars & newcomers: Valerie Hamilton, Stefanie Francis, Lynne Park, Jackie Green, Claire Morgan, Claire King, Rachel Nash (1st XC & 2nd race of 3 in a day!), Liz Usedon & Jo Babij. The Men also had a mix of experience in Hubert Ashley-Towell, Scott Berry, Ian Morgan, Roy King, Walter Leach, Alan Robertson, Rob Freeman, David Jenkins & JB.

Dec 6th Penlan Leisure Centre, Brecon hosted the 3rd race in the Gwent League. Both Senior Men & Ladies fielded strong teams with the Ladies: Ann Nixon, Sue Shergold, Lynne Park, Stef Francis, Jackie Green, Claire Morgan & XC first-timer Leona Price coming 2nd in their division & the Men : Marcus Bennetto, Dave Lowthian, Dan Sandford, JB, Mark Mathews, Chris Moore, Alan Robertson & XC stalwart Roy King coming 3rd. Standout performance from Ann Nixon (17th) to put her into 6th overall.
The men remain in 2nd place extending their lead over 3rd placed PBB by 101 points.

Another cracking turnout & set of performances at Malvern on Nov 1st saw 4 ladies’ teams & 2 men’s. Both A teams were 8th overall with the Master’s A teams coming 2nd. The men were only 5 points from winning the Masters despite some notable absences. The men managed a full team at Cardiff on the 8th too to move into 2nd place in division 4 so on track for promotion. Well done to stalwarts Marcus, James, Dave, Scott, JB & Alan. Need a good turnout for Brecon now.

Many thanks to all the athletes who made the Octoberfest XC w/e a record turnout and especially the 10 who ran both days: Ann Nixon, Stef Francis, Lynne Park, Jackie Green, Marcus Bennetto, James Dobbing, Mark Mathews, Scott Berry, Roy King & Jules Boon.