Last weekend (14/15th Nov) saw, not one, but three of our ladies selected to represent Wales, reports Sarah Lauder.


On Saturday 14th November on a wild, wet and windy day in Santry Demesne, Dublin, the British & Irish Masters Cross Country Championships took place.  Louise Howells pulled on the coveted Welsh vest for the first time, racing in the Masters 35 ladies race, whilst in the Masters 50 race, Nicola Haines-Jones clocked up yet another welsh vest.  Despite storm Abigail battering Dublin our ladies had a fantastic run and did both Wales and Lliswerry proud.

Heading back over the Irish Sea and up to Northern England on Sunday, for one of the UK’s premier 10km races - The Leeds Abbey Dash.  Emma Wookey was selected to run as part of a 4-lady strong welsh team and, despite windy conditions, Emma had a great run finishing second welsh lady home and just a few seconds outside of her personal best.

This weekend also saw the conclusion of the Run Britain Grand Prix, a national series of races that allows the best British athletes to compete against each other at six fixtures.  The final standings in this prestigious event saw Emma Wookey finishing in 5th position and Louise Howells finishing 10th.  Huge congratulations ladies!