Weekly Roundup, May 22nd – 29th

  • May 29, 2017

It’s been another busy week of races for the Green Army with a mix of road, trail, fell and lake!

GLCL: Llanhennock

Over 45 club members attended Llanhennock for the second fixture in the GLCL Road Race Series on Tuesday. It was hot and it was hilly but most enjoyed the experience.

Notable Results

SSAFA 5K: Race 1

Photo: Howard Attwood

Four  club members attended the first race of the SSAFA 5K series in Bute Park, Cardiff on Wednesday – Lauren Cooper, Lee Aherne, Rob King and Katharine Collins.

Lee Aherne finished in a stunning time of 16:17 which is the joint fastest time for a 50+ in the UK this year and is the first time in 2 years that he has achieved over 90% age grade.

Lauren Cooper smashed her PB by approximately 30 seconds crossing the line in 17:46. This came just three days after winning three medals in the Welsh Trail Running Festival and running the GLCL Llanhennock race the night before.

Rob King finished in 20:56 and Katharine Collins in 23:13.


Lee Aherne0:16:17
Lauren Cooper0:17:46
Rob King0:20:56
Katharine Collins0:23:13

Rhayader 5K: Race 2

Andrew Meadows travelled to Mid Wales for a stunning evening 5K race in Rhayader on Wednesday.

Mynydd Pen y Fal Race

Sam Standerwick and Terry Vaughan tackled the tough Sugar Loaf race on Wednesday. With 980ft of ascent in 4.8 miles and warm conditions, it was a tough race.

Photo: Mynydd Du

Jubilee Relay Race

Julie Cashell attended the Jubilee Relay Race in Denbighshire on Wednesday. Running in a Mynydd Du vest, she was part of the winning women’s team.

Parc Bryn Bach Aquathlon Series: Race 1

Organised by Newport and East Wales Triathlon (N.E.W.T.), Thursday saw the first in a series of four races throughout the summer. The race involves a 750m swim followed by a 5K run around the lake. It was attended by Cyril Williams, Mathew Ellis and Jonathon Astley.

Photo: Bear Wills

Fountain 5

Sam Lewis Jones, Sian Jones and Richard Sheehy participated in the Fountain 5 race in Parkend in the Forest of Dean on Thursday.


Sam Lewis Jones0:32:26.8
Richard Sheehy0:38:45.3
Siân Jones0:41:30.1

Cwmdu Fell Race

Terry Vaughan attacked the Cwm Du fell race on Saturday afternoon but due to bad conditions he became disorientated at mile 8 and had to seek the assistance of a local farmer who kindly drove him to the next checkpoint. Luckily there was still one cake left for Terry at the finish line.

Crocodile 8

Andrew and Delphine Jones,  Helen Williams and Julie Cashell travelled to Hereford for the Crocodile 8, a tough multi-terrain 8.8 mile race on road, grass and mud. Judging by the photos, it looks as though the dry weather meant less mud this year.


Andrew Jones01:10:01
Julie Cashell01:14:26
Helen Williams01:24:33
Delphine Jones01:30:53

Treforest 10K

Gavin Patterson, Darren Kippest and Sara Wilkinson competed in the Treforest 10K. Gavin Patterson came 7th position and got an 11 second PB in the process.


Gavin Patterson0:37:35
Darren Kippest0:45:49
Sara Wilkinson1:04:42

Liverpool Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series

James Williams represented Parc Bryn Bach in the marathon and Karen Thomas participated in three other races earning herself an impressive haul of bling.



James Williams04:57:26

Half Marathon

Karen Thomas02:30:40


Karen Thomas0:34:21

Sunday Runs

There were three long Sunday runs organised by Rachel Burr-Lewis, Mike Williams and Lee-Anne Taylor/Ruth Davies.

Rachel’s group went on a 12-ish mile bimble up the Domen. The heat must have made it a tough run but I’m sure the views from the summit made it worthwhile.

Mike Williams’ group went for a 13 mile run around Blaenavon.

Ruth Davies and Lee-Anne Taylor didn’t stray too far from PBB but still clocked up an impressive 9.6 miles.

Women’s Beginners Fell Running Course

Sam Standerwick attended a Beginners Fell Running Course in Llanbedr which was a full day of seminars and outdoor activities. Looks like a very fun day.

Ultra Training

Robert Gale was getting back into training for his next ultra (Race to the Stones) with a 22-mile run from Bradford on Avon to Bristol (via Bath). The route follows the Kennet and Avon canal to Bath then changes to the 16-mile disused railway path all the way into the centre of Bristol.

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