A strong Pembrokeshire Harriers team, led by coach Peter Freeman, travel to Cardiff to compete at the British Cross Country Challenge earlier this month, writes Amy Leahy.

The event also doubled up as the West Wales Cross Country championships, which saw several Pembrokeshire athletes achieve medals and gain West Wales selection.

Lucy Davies led the way gaining gold in the Under 20 Women’s West Wales race, winning by an impressive 17 seconds. Lucy also finished 34th overall in a strong field of 71 Under 20 and Under 17 women from across Great Britain.

Lucy Omnet was hot on teammate Davies’ heels, gaining a silver medal in the same race, also finishing a further 17 seconds ahead of bronze medal position.

Eliza Martin and Alice Evans also ran in the same race, producing strong performances against both competitors their own age and those older in the Under 20 category.

Pembrokeshire Harriers also fielded many other athletes across a large number of age categories, Sophie Llewelyn in the Under 11 Girls, Grace Griffiths in the Under 13 girls, and Jessica Morris and Kasia Cook in the Under 15 girls.

The glory was not only reserved for the girls, with representation in each age category again with the boys.

William Harries finished eighth in the overall Under 11 boys category, Rhys Llewellyn 26th in the Under 13 boys, and Iori Humphries an impressive 14th out of 42 athletes.

Many athletes were later rewarded with West Wales selection letters - these being Lucy Davies, Lucy Omnet, Eliza Martin, Kasia Cook, Jessica Morris, Iwan Lilley, Iori Humphries, Cian Harries, Rhys Llewelyn, and Gracie Griffiths.

For Rhys and Grace - it was first West Wales selection.

These athletes will compete for West Wales in the Welsh Inter-Regional Cross Country Championships to be held in Brecon at the beginning of December.