Humble by Nature host Cross Country Race

Friday 13th January 2017

On Sunday January 8th, more than 300 runners from ten running clubs across Gwent took part in a Gwent Leisure Centre League Cross-Country race, hosted by Spirit of Monmouth Running Club, here on the Humble by Nature in Penallt.

Ladies completed three laps of the 1.4-mile course through the scenic farmland, while the men completed four laps.

Emma Wookey of Lliswerry running club won the ladies' race and Duncan Bell of Chepstow Harriers won the men's race.

Laura Grey was the first lady home for Spirit of Monmouth, finishing 4th in her age category and 22nd lady overall. Jane Beresford was next, placing 2nd in her age category. Nerys Chaplin and Emma King completed the ladies' A team, which finished in 5th place.

The first man home for Spirit of Monmouth was Gareth Jones, who finished 3rd in his age category and 5th overall. Warren Hulsen was next, placing 9th in his age category. Brian Evans was the third man home for the club, finishing 7th in his age category. Jeremy Masters, Russell Finch and Kirk Hill completed the men's A team, which finished in 6th place.

Race Director Emma King said “Thank you to all the runners who took part today, the marshals who made the event possible and everyone at Humble By Nature for letting us use their land and facilities.”

For more information about Monmouth's running club, please visit