Weekly Roundup, June 26th – July 2nd

  • July 2, 2017

Aztec West Fast 5K

Stephen Mathers and Lee Aherne travelled over to Bristol on Tuesday for the 9th race in the Aztec West Fast 5K series organised by Bristol & West AC. Danielle Phillips also participated but pulled out during the race due to illness.


Lee Aherne16:29
Stephen Mathers17:29

Blade Runner

7 club members attended the annual Blade Runner event organised by Islwyn Running Club – Sam Lewis Jones, Richard Sheehy, Mathew Ellis, Rhys Lewis, Nicola Lewis, Lauren Cooper and Rachel Burr-Lewis. Sam Lewis Jones finished in 2nd place, Lauren Cooper was 1st female and 7th overall. Rachel finished as 3rd lady.


Sam Lewis Jones41:35
Lauren Cooper44:05
Mathew Ellis47:58
Richard Sheehy48:31
Rachel Burr-Lewis50:39
Rhys Lewis79:23
Nicola Lewis79:24

Parc Bryn Bach Aquathlon Series

Mathew Ellis, Cyril Williams and Stephen Williams (Stephen’s first open water triathlon) all participated in the second Parc Bryn Bach Aquathlon Series on Thursday.


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Sharon’s Chicken Run

Sharon Newell organised a 6-mile run around Clydach on Thursday with Kim Price and Keri Young. There were screams, laughs and a dead chicken!

Iron Trail 5

The Iron Trail 5 has garnered quite a name for itself after last year (less said the better!) but this year ran smoothly although the weather didn’t hold back and unleashed some rain halfway through the race. Feedback from the race was positive with runners enjoying the course and the terrain. It was great to see so many club runners using it as their first trail race including Caroline Matthews.


  • Results
    Sam Lewis Jones32:17
    Jamie Parry32:25
    Lauren Cooper35:26
    Robert Gale37:24
    Richard Sheehy37:52
    Martin Chammings38:32
    Andrew Gunter38:44
    Darren Kippest39:25
    Julie Cashell39:48
    Neil Beynon40:18
    Lee Phillips41:22
    Rob Bennett41:25
    Sian Jones41:34
    Tony Lewis42:40
    Marcus Smith44:54
    Claire Walters46:27
    Gwyn Palfrey47:01
    Claire Sullivan47:01
    Brian Evans47:01
    Beth Jones47:46
    Nathan Harper48:08
    Clive Cooksey49:07
    Paul Morgan50:24
    Delphine Jones51:06
    Sian McGoldrick51:30
    Rhys Lewis51:18
    Alison Holton52:34
    Ceri Caswell52:53
    Kathryn Price53:14
    Kath Jervis56:44
    Nicola Morgan58:00
    Sam Standerwick58:34
    Sue Grey60:23
    Caroline Matthews60:55
    Nicola Lewis65:36


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parkrun Roundup

It’s hard to keep up with parkrun with so many running but I noticed that Sam and Sian were tourists at the Forest of Dean parkrun with a friend running their 100th parkrun. Andrew Meadows achieved a goal of a sub 23 minute 5K with a PB at PBB parkrun. Johanna Wiles and Jamie Parry also had PBs and Lee Aherne recorded the first ever 90% age grade recorded at PBB parkrun [90.03]

Monmouth Challenge Aquathlon

Damian Caswell and Mike Matthews completed their second aquathlon of the week with a trip to Monmouth for the Monmouth Challenge Aquathlon. Damian finished 16th overall with Mike finishing…

Monmouth Challenge Run

In addition to the Monmouth Challenge Aquathlon, there was also the opportunity to do just the 12K run part of the challenge. Helen Williams rose to the challenge and represented PBBRC on a hot and sunny morning.

Herefordshire Triathlon

Stephen Williams travelled to Leominster with his support crew (David Kempton) for the Herefordshire Triathlon and won 2nd in his age category.

The Lonely Shepherd

Enticed by the promise of cake at the end, 10 members paid a visit to The Lonely Shepherd. The scenic run starts in Beaufort and heads out to the Highest Point then descends to the Brynmawr School and along Hafod Road before following an off-road path that ultimately finishes at The Lonely Shepherd (via a lovely steep hill!). On a sunny day you are rewarded with outstanding views towards the Blorenge, Skirrid and Sugar Loaf.

Chartist Cave Hike

Sam Standerwick, Kath Jervis and Delphine Jones braved the heat with an 8.5 mile trail run up to the Chartist Cave via Trefil. If you’ve never been to Chartist Caves it’s highly recommended, especially on a clear night as the sun is setting.

Claire’s 16-Miler

Claire Sullivan didn’t let the hot weather put her off and ran an impressive 16 miles Tredegar and Ebbw Vale. Well done Claire!

Lee’s Rise Through the Run Britain Rankings

Bouncing back from injury Lee Aherne has risen from 132 in the Run Britain Rankings for his age category to number 7! Whilst that is impressive in itself, what’s even more impressive is that there are 26,000 runners in that category!

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