Weekly Roundup, June 12th – June 18th
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.
Name Time Lee Aherne 21:25 Sam Jones 22:32 Lauren Cooper 23:25 Stephen Williams 25:07 Nicola Jukes 25:41 Richard Sheehy 26:18 James Thomas 26:44 Darren Kippest 27:10 Hannah Williams 27:11 James Ashley 27:50 Sian Jones 27:56 Sharon Newell 28:52 Sam Jackson 29:13 Cyril Williams 29:52 Kim Price 30:23 Anthony Lewis 30:44 Melissa Pearce 30:51 Marcus Smith 31:22 Hayley Jackson 31:45 Beth Jones 32:45 Kevin Bradfield 33:02 Delphine Jones 34:15 Laura Hire 34:19 Sian McGoldrick 35:07 Rhian White 35:09 Alex Thomas 38:01 Susan Gray 39:33 Debbie Dawkins 39:50
The ladies did us proud by coming first for a second time. Congratulations Lauren Cooper, Nicola Jukes and Hannah Williams.
Other Notable Results
- Sam Jackson (1st Junior Men)
- Lee Aherne (1st MV50) (Lee equalled his age record of 21:25 that he set at the first Rose Inn Series race)
- Stephen Williams (2nd MV55)
- Beth Jones (3rd Junior Ladies)
- Nicola Jukes (1st FV45)
- Sharon Newell (3rd FV45)
Builth Festival 5K
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- Beth Jones (1st Female Junior)
- Damian Williams (1st M50)
- Jill Matthews (3rd F60)
- Men’s Team (3rd)
- Women’s Team (3rd)
Name Time Jamie Parry 37:17 Gavin Patterson 37:50 Lauren Cooper 39:06 Damian Williams 39:32 Darryl Cook 41:09 Jamie Howells 43:52 Andrew Gunter 44:59 Darren Kippest 45:51 Michael Williams 49:19 Kimberley Price 49:40 Robert Gale 49:40 Sam Jackson 50:57 Melissa Pearce 51:24 Marcus Smith 52:35 Andrew Meadows 53:20 Beth Jones 53:03 Hayley Jackson 53:29 Bobbie Swift 54:26 Gwyn Palfrey 58:14 Ceri Caswell 59:59 Darren Swift 01:00:31 Jill Matthews 01:02:14 Alan Pritchard 01:02:34 Katie Hamer 01:03:03 Suzanne Court 01:03:32 Rhys Lewis 01:12:02 Stephen Hamer 01:14:48
Cheltenham Challenge 5K
Lee and Melanie Phillips were in Cheltenham on Sunday for the Cheltenham Challenge 5K.