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Foot Race at Treherbert

A 120 yards foot race for stakes of £20 a-side was run on the Treherbert Athletic Grounds on Monday evening between Will Allen (Treherbert) and Tom Evans (Penyrenglyn).

This was the second match ‘between these neighbouring rivals this year, Allen winning the previous race easily. Allen was again a warm favourite, and Evans had very few backers.

Allen, jumped off the mark two feet ahead of his opponent, but at half-way Evans, running strongly, was leading by almost a yard. The same distance separated the runners when nearing the tape, but Allen made a magnificent spurt at the last moment, and was proclaimed victor with a lead of half a yard.

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