Weekly Roundup, June 12th – June 18th

  • June 18, 2017

Rose Inn Series: Race 2

Another great turnout from the Green Army and another set of impressive results. Lee Aherne equalled the age record he set in the first race in the 2017 series and five other runners achieved age category positions.


Thanks to Nigel Pearce for the photographs.

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  • Results
    Lee Aherne21:25
    Sam Jones22:32
    Lauren Cooper23:25
    Stephen Williams25:07
    Nicola Jukes25:41
    Richard Sheehy26:18
    James Thomas26:44
    Darren Kippest27:10
    Hannah Williams27:11
    James Ashley27:50
    Sian Jones27:56
    Sharon Newell28:52
    Sam Jackson29:13
    Cyril Williams29:52
    Kim Price30:23
    Anthony Lewis30:44
    Melissa Pearce30:51
    Marcus Smith31:22
    Hayley Jackson31:45
    Beth Jones32:45
    Kevin Bradfield33:02
    Delphine Jones34:15
    Laura Hire34:19
    Sian McGoldrick35:07
    Rhian White35:09
    Alex Thomas38:01
    Susan Gray39:33
    Debbie Dawkins39:50


The ladies did us proud by coming first for a second time. Congratulations Lauren Cooper, Nicola Jukes and Hannah Williams.

Other Notable Results

Builth Festival 5K

Meanwhile, in Builth Wells, Andrew Meadows and Gary Bartram were racing a 5K in the summer sunshine

Cardiff Summer Series: 3 Miles

The third race in the Summer Series and three club members represented PBBRC – Lauren Cooper, Sam Jackson and Beth Jones. Lauren had another solid person taking 1st female and Sam Jackson continued to show improvement with a cracking time of 18:46 Beth Jones also performed well running sub 8 minute miles for the first time.

Lauren Cooper18:10
Samuel Jackson18:46
Beth Jones23:53


With a triathlon race taking place at Parc Bryn Bach, parkrun was cancelled this week which meant runners headed to a variety of others.

Lee Aherne travelled to Cardiff parkrun for the first time since 2009 and had an outstanding run finishing in second place with a time of 16:25. His time beats the 50-54 course record by 9 seconds in addition to securing the fastest over 50 time in parkrun this year.

Sian Price attended Forest of Dean parkrun with Sam Lewis Jones and performed excellently getting a course PB of 22:08! Meanwhile Rob Bennett knocked 36 seconds off his 5K time with a 21:08 run at Cwmbran parkrun.

Coity Fell Race

Phillip Miles, David Smout and Terry Vaughan headed to the Whistle Inn near Blaenavon for the 30th anniversary 5-mile Coity Fell Race. Phillip was representing PBBRC and Dai and Terry were running for Mynydd Du.

Phillip Miles49:58
David Smout54:09
Terry Vaughan01:03:04

Titan Brecon Middle DistanceTriathlon

The Titan Brecon Middle Distance Triathlon was held at Parc Bryn Bach again this year and the volunteers and supporters on the day did us proud. We had excellent feedback from both the organiser and the athletes. Thanks to all that gave up their Saturday to help out.

From Clive Cooksey:-

“What an excellent group of marshals we provided for the Titan Triathlon at the Park today.”

The praise and gratitude that was expressed by athletes and race organisers during and after The event should fill you with pride. Thank you to Danielle at start and finish area, Ruth, Helen and my daughter Joanna on first feed station, Stephen, Catherine and Alan. Sara and Lydia. Sian and Karen on water station. Sue and Nathan. Caroline Bobbie, Maricel on return feed station. You were all terrific.

The conditions were much too hot for competitors and marshals alike but they stuck to their tasks with a smile and plenty of words of encouragement. You earned your Event T shirts without a doubt. You have already been booked for next year’s event by James Biggs the event organiser and the offer of a free entry to any of his other events throughout the year.

Mathew Ellis and Mike Matthews both participated in the event in some very challenging conditions. You can view the results here.

Salomon Trail Marathon Wales

Julie Cashell and Sam Standerwick travelled to North Wales for the Salomon Trail Marathon Wales. They both entered the half marathon race which takes place in the scenic Coed-y-Brenin forest in Snowdonia National Park.

Having run the race before and not had a great run last time, Sam was determined to teach the course a lesson and with a 16 minute course best in hot conditions, she sure did! Julie had a cracking race coming 1st in her age category.

Caerphilly 10K

With temperatures in the mid 20s forecast for the 10am start, everyone was preparing themselves for what would be an extremely tough run. Run entirely on the road, the majority of the route was exposed to the sun and with very little wind, conditions were unpleasant at best. Thankfully, kind residents along the way were spraying runners with hoses.

Notable Honours

  • Beth Jones (1st Female Junior)
  • Damian Williams (1st M50)
  • Jill Matthews (3rd F60)
  • Men’s Team (3rd)
  • Women’s Team (3rd)


  • Results
    Jamie Parry37:17
    Gavin Patterson37:50
    Lauren Cooper39:06
    Damian Williams39:32
    Darryl Cook41:09
    Jamie Howells43:52
    Andrew Gunter44:59
    Darren Kippest45:51
    Michael Williams49:19
    Kimberley Price49:40
    Robert Gale49:40
    Sam Jackson50:57
    Melissa Pearce51:24
    Marcus Smith52:35
    Andrew Meadows53:20
    Beth Jones53:03
    Hayley Jackson53:29
    Bobbie Swift54:26
    Gwyn Palfrey58:14
    Ceri Caswell59:59
    Darren Swift01:00:31
    Jill Matthews01:02:14
    Alan Pritchard01:02:34
    Katie Hamer01:03:03
    Suzanne Court01:03:32
    Rhys Lewis01:12:02
    Stephen Hamer01:14:48

Cheltenham Challenge 5K

Lee and Melanie Phillips were in Cheltenham on Sunday for the Cheltenham Challenge 5K.

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