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Cardiff Cross Challenge: Event Preview

The cross country season kicks off this weekend as British and European athletes battle it out for the first time this winter at the Cardiff Cross Challenge. The meet is the first of five fixtures in the British Athletics Cross Challenge Series, as well as the opening event of the John Collins Gwent Cross Country … Continued

Athlete Spotlight: Charlie Hulson

Welsh athlete Charlie Hulson hopes for a strong performance as he opens up his cross country season on home turf in the Welsh capital this weekend. Hulson’s last appearance at the Cardiff Cross Challenge was back in 2016, where he finished 3rd in the Senior Men’s race, and he hopes to produce a similar performance … Continued

Athlete Spotlight: Adam Hickey

Southend athlete Adam Hickey (Eamonn Martin) enters Saturday’s Senior Men’s race at the Cardiff Cross Challenge as one of the leading contenders for victory. The reigning English Cross Country Champion returns to Cardiff after winning the Senior Men’s race back in 2015, and has his sights set on top spot once more this weekend.  Event: … Continued

Cari Hughes ready to challenge for podium place once more

Swansea junior Cari Hughes (Andy Walling) returns to the 2018 Cardiff Cross Challenge hoping for another podium finish in the Junior Women’s race. Hughes finished 2nd at last year’s Cardiff Cross Challenge event and enters Saturday’s race off the back of her most successful track season to date. “I’m really looking forward to starting my … Continued

Athlete Spotlight: Kate Avery

On her Cardiff Cross Challenge debut, Kate Avery looks set to challenge for the Senior Women’s title at Llandaf Fields on Saturday afternoon. The Shildon athlete ended her outdoor season on a high, running a 1,500m lifetime best of 4:15 in her final track race back in August, and now turns her attentions to the … Continued

Mahamed striving for Cardiff Cross Challenge glory this time around

Southampton athlete Mahamed Mahamed (Peter Haynes) returns for this weekend’s Cardiff Cross Challenge looking to go one better in the Senior Men’s race, after finishing 2nd behind Sam Stabler in 2017.  Mahamed, who hails from Ethiopia originally, is one the UK’S leading cross-country runners and represented Great Britain at the European Cross-Country Championships in Slovakia … Continued

Matt Willis switches focus back to cross-country after World Triathlon Championships

Wrexham’s Matt Willis recently returned from the World Triathlon Championships on Australia’s Gold Coast, where he finished in a creditable 18th place and was part of Great Britain’s bronze medal winning team relay squad. The English Schools Cross-Country Champion will now turn his attentions back to running ahead of Saturday’s Cardiff Cross Challenge, an event … Continued

Kidger hoping for strong opener on home soil

Wales’ Beth Kidger (Brighton Phoenix; Joel Kidger) enters this weekend’s Cardiff Cross Challenge event off the back of her most successful track season yet. Kidger qualified for the Women’s 1,500m Final at the British Athletics Championships in July, clocking a new lifetime best of 4:17 in the process, and was a bronze medallist at the … Continued

Welsh team Burgos selection up for grabs at Cardiff

Welsh Athletics will use the Cardiff Cross Challenge to make it’s selections for Cross de Atapuerca, Burgos – 11th November 2018. The Cross de Atapuerca International is classified as an International Overseas Fixture. Up to four senior men and up to four senior women will be selected based on performance at the Cardiff XC event, taking … Continued