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Runners well represented in Gwent Cross Country League

February 10th, 2020

Monmouth School Boys’ Prep’s runners were well represented at Chepstow Racecourse in the Gwent Cross Country League.

The Novice Boys’ section has been plagued by injury this season.

John was not able to finish the previous race after twisting his ankle and then being stepped on by another athlete.

Despite twisting his ankle this time, Matthew, managed to cross the line after being helped in the final 400m by team-mate, Oliver.

Matthew finished in 80th and one place in front of Oliver, who showed tremendous sportsmanship and team spirit to carry his friend over the line.

John had a fine race and led the way for Monmouth, finishing 15th, while Josh was 58th, Will, 59th, and Billy, 68th.

There were also committed and commendable runs from Seb (72nd), Tom (90th), Monty (96th), Jake (99th) and Oliver (105th).

Jess took the plaudits for Monmouth School Girls’ Prep, finishing ninth in the Novice Girls’ event, while three other runners were inside the top 25.

Lara was 20th, Carys, 21st, and Romy, 24th. Kezia was 43rd and Seren , 85th, as all the girls ran with determination and drive.

The girls’ A team posted a tally of 74 points and were the fourth team out of 41 on the day. They have now moved up to seventh overall in the standings.

The final race in the Gwent Cross Country League series takes place at Singleton Park in Swansea on Sunday 1st March.

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