Edinburgh power past Swansea

Swansea University struggled against tough competition in Edinburgh’s Braids 2011 cross country event finishing just outside the top ten in both the men’s and women’s categories.

Edinburgh University won both team events with Swansea finishing 11th in the women’s event and 13th in the men’s.

Edinburgh also came out on top in the individual events with Claire Ward from the ‘HBT’ running club coming in at 18min 34sec.

The nearest Swansea competitor to her was Verity Ockenden who finished in 20min 7sec. Emily Relton was next inside 21 minutes, and Rachel Edworthy at 24min 4sec.

The men favoured slightly worse in their inidivudal scoring, with Emrys Penny finishing 20th with a time of 35min 39sec.

Ashley Harper and Thom Bowerman were the next fastest for Swansea, but were both outside the top 30 places.

The winner of the men’s race was again an Edinburgh local, Niall Sheehan from Lasswade athletics club with a time of 32min 35sec.

The annual event, which took place on November 12, had 349 runners in all disciplines.

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