Weekend Roundup April 22nd – 23rd

  • April 23, 2017

Another packed weekend of races with our own Parc Bryn Bach Six Mile Road Race and Virgin London Marathon taking place on the Sunday and the Cribyn Fell Race taking place on the Saturday. There was also a ‘Zombie Race’ in Chepstow that was attended by some members of the club.

Parc Bryn Bach Six Mile Road Race

The annual Parc Bryn Bach Six Mile Road Race in aid of Hospice of the Valleys is well supported by our club members (and First Striders) both in terms of those participating and those that volunteer their time to organise, setup and marshal the race.

Lee Aherne was the first club member across the finish line in 34:08 (2nd place overall) and Lauren Cooper was the first female club member in 39:33 (2nd female overall).

Honours

Lee Aherne: 2nd Male
Lauren Cooper: 2nd Female
Rachel Burr-Lewis: 3rd Female
Stephen Williams: 1st Vet 50
Neil Lloyd: 1st Vet 60
Margrett Monk: 1st Vet 65

London Marathon

Eight club members made the trip to the capital for the 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon. Claire Sullivan was running her first London marathon, and her very first ever marathon, whilst others were returning to attack the course again.

All runners ran superbly and the VLM app allowed us all to track their progress every 5K. Three members finished in under 3 hours – Sam Jones, Damian Williams and Simon Lewis.

Nicola Jukes finished in 3:16:46 – a great time considering she only decided to run a few days before this weekend. Running for Clic Sargent, Julie Cashell finished in 03:36:24 (after escaping the charity pen). Claire finished in 04:16:16 and Ruth Butterfield, coached by Stephen Carter finished in 04:25:14 with Stephen close behind.

Cribyn Fell Race

Andrew Jones (running in a Mynydd Du vest (with PBB shorts!)) competed in the super-tough Cribyn Fell Race which despite being only 5.5 miles had an overall ascent of 960m!

Photo Courtesy of Evan Davies

Chepstow Zombie Race

Results

  • Cribyn Fell Race
    NameTime
    Andrew Jones01.19.12
  • Virgin London Marathon
    NameTime
    Sam Jones02:58:17
    Damian Williams02:58:30
    Simon Lewis02:59:25
    Nicola Jukes03:16:46
    Julie Cashell03:36:24
    Claire Sullivan04:16:16
    Ruth Butterfield04:25:14
    Stephen Carter04:26:48
  • Parc Bryn Bach Six Mile Road Race
    NameTime
    Lee Aherne0:34:08
    Gavin Patterson0:37:16
    Lauren Cooper0:39:33
    Stephen Williams0:40:22
    Matthew James Trinder0:41:04
    Neil Lloyd0:41:33
    Damian Caswell0:41:40
    Ian Kent0:41:49
    Robert King0:42:20
    Martin Chammings0:42:25
    Andrew Jones0:42:29
    Jamie Howells0:43:02
    Rachel Lewis0:43:27
    Richard Bracher0:44:01
    James Ashley0:44:06
    Ian Davies0:44:38
    Samuel Jackson0:46:22
    Cyril Williams0:46:44
    Terry Vaughan0:47:14
    Rhiannon Griffin0:47:27
    Katharine Collins0:48:43
    Andrew Meadows0:50:17
    James Williams0:50:44
    Marcus Smith0:51:11
    Derek Rainbird0:51:44
    Delphine Jones0:51:47
    Michelle Jayne0:52:13
    Margrett Monk0:53:!2
    Kath Jervis0:53:27
    Laura Hire0:54:22
    Alison Holton0:54:43
    Philip Matthews0:54:49
    Michael Lewis0:55:09
    Suzie Tew0:55:10
    Jill Matthews0:55:20
    Lisa Cook0:55:20
    Rhian White0:56:32
    Ceri Caswell0:56:41
    Richard Crew0:57:51
    Katie Hamer0:57:57
    Gaynor Lewis0:58:11
    Samantha George0:58:59
    Emma Bennett1:00:16
    Joanna Wiles1:01:45
    Cerys Swift1:02:10
    Bobbie-Jo Swift1:02:10
    Sam Standerwick1:02:11
    Lee-Anne Taylor1:03:44
    Steve Hamer1:04:05