GLCL XC round 3, Penallt

Team Spirit of Monmouth
The Spirit Train

Spirit of Monmouth Running club hosted the third Cross Country fixture of five in the Gwent Leisure Centre League which is made up of ten running clubs from across Wales and held at Humble by Nature in Penallt.

The event attracted 259 runners with 21 members of Spirit taking part, first home for the club was new signing Rich Foster who placed an impressive 4th out of 145 men and First Lady home for the club was Alex Wilson who was 8th out of 114 ladies keeping up her strong performance this season.  The men’s team finished 8th with Julian Howe, Mark Dunn, Jeremy Masters, Robert Nelson and Martin Blakeborough making up the first team back then the ladies were 5th with Laura Grey, Leanne Meek and Lucy McDonald in the ladies first team home.  John Jenkins kept up his consistent performance topping his age category in the over 70 male for the third race running and also a debut performance for new club member Keith Buchanan who embraced cross country running for the first time.  Spirit of Monmouth would like to extend their thanks to the staff at Humble by Nature for allowing them to hold the event at the farm for a second year with many compliments from the runners on the course and to all their members that gave up their Sunday morning marshal in the  cold to keep the runners safe.