Mixed month for runners

It was a month to remember for Swansea University’s cross country team as two of the squad brought medals home.

Students from the university were involved in three races during January which included two league meetings and one national event.

Dewi Griffiths took part in the Bupa Great Edinburgh Cross Country, producing a fantastic result finishing in third in the under-23 race.

A day later the third fixture of the West Glamorgan League saw the men’s race supremely run by Mark Roberts, who led from the front and bravely held off the other 103 competitors to take first.

He finished the race in a time of 34 min 31 sec.

This impressive achievement was Roberts’ second win of the season.

Sixteen teams took part and overall the men’s team finished eighth.

In the final meeting of the month both the men’s and women’s teams were invigorated by the return of several key runners.

Cerri-Anne Santos finished the highest for the women’s team with a 14th place finish.

In the men’s race, Roberts was looking for a second consecutive victory but was denied, finishing in only fifth.

He was one minute off the pace.

The next race is in Neath, but the date is yet to be confirmed.

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