Weekly Roundup, June 26th – July 2nd
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.
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 Jones||41:35|
Parc Bryn Bach Aquathlon Series
Sharon’s Chicken Run
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.
Name Time Sam Lewis Jones 32:17 Jamie Parry 32:25 Lauren Cooper 35:26 Robert Gale 37:24 Richard Sheehy 37:52 Martin Chammings 38:32 Andrew Gunter 38:44 Darren Kippest 39:25 Julie Cashell 39:48 Neil Beynon 40:18 Lee Phillips 41:22 Rob Bennett 41:25 Sian Jones 41:34 Tony Lewis 42:40 Marcus Smith 44:54 Claire Walters 46:27 Gwyn Palfrey 47:01 Claire Sullivan 47:01 Brian Evans 47:01 Beth Jones 47:46 Nathan Harper 48:08 Clive Cooksey 49:07 Paul Morgan 50:24 Delphine Jones 51:06 Sian McGoldrick 51:30 Rhys Lewis 51:18 Alison Holton 52:34 Ceri Caswell 52:53 Kathryn Price 53:14 Kath Jervis 56:44 Nicola Morgan 58:00 Sam Standerwick 58:34 Sue Grey 60:23 Caroline Matthews 60:55 Nicola Lewis 65:36
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.
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 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!