Weekly Roundup, July 10th – July 16th

  • July 16, 2017

Rose Inn Series: Race 3

Tuesday saw the third race in the Rose Inn Series and another great turnout from the Green Army. The Ladies Team made it three for three with another first place, Lee Aherne broke his own course record by 5 seconds and there were numerous other age category placings.


The ladies did us proud by coming first for a third time in a row! Congratulations Lauren Cooper, Nicola Jukes and Danielle Phillips.

Birthday boy Lee Aherne came first in his age category and broke his own MV50 record by 5 seconds with a time of 21:20.

Other Notable Results


  • Results
    Lee Aherne21:20
    Lauren Cooper23:33
    Richard Price25:03
    Nicola Jukes25:11
    Darren Kippest26:25
    James Thomas26:41
    Danielle Phillips26:56
    Rachel Lewis27:28
    Paul Lewis27:39
    Phillip Miles28:07
    Sian Jones28:08
    Sam Jackson28:11
    Tony Lewis29:28
    Kim Price30:30
    Hayley Jackson30:31
    Beth Jones31:34
    Brian Evans32:40
    Laura Hire33:16
    Robert Gale33:17
    Kathyrn Price36:20
    Alex Thomas37:22
    Susan Grey38:19
    Caroline Matthews38:35


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Trip to the Tump of Stones

Clive Cooksey took a group of club members and First Strides on a trail run Thursday evening to the ‘Tump of Stones’.

Cardiff Summer Series: 4 Mile Race

Sam Jackson and Beth Jones were flying the flag for PBB on Friday in the final race of the Cardiff Summer Series.


Samuel Jackson28:03
Beth Jones32:27

parkrun News

Some PBs to report for PBB parkrun this week with Ruth Butterfield knocking a whopping 24 seconds of her PBB time. Jamie Howells finished in 19:34, Andrew Gunter in 20:05 and Darren Kippest nipped under the 20 minute barrier crossing the line in 19:58.

parkrun Tourists

Sam Lewis Jones was in Ireland and ran the Waterstown parkrun and comfortably came first in 17:41. Great job Sam of flying the Green Army flag.

Callum Schofield visited Winchester and Kath Jervis travelled to Wycombe this weekend. Steve and Katie Hamer were in Penrhyn and whilst in Perth, Australia, Lesley O’Connell met Sian Price’s dad!

Celtic Trail Half Marathon

Rachel Burr-Lewis, Tony Lewis, Sam Standerwick, Claire Sullivan, Alison Holton, Helen Williams and Richard Price all participated in the Celtic Trail Half Marathon in Margam Park on Saturday morning.

Richard was the first to cross the line for the club and Rachel Burr-Lewis performed stunningly claiming 3rd female. After a challenging race at The Royal Welsh Trail Running Festival it was reassuring for Rachel to know that she’s still on top form.

Rachel Burr-Lewis, Helen Williams and Claire Sullivan all formed a formidable team taking the 1st Ladies Team.


Half Marathon

Richard Price01:45:01
Rachel Burr-Lewis01:51:08
Tony Lewis02:00:58
Helen Williams02:05:31
Claire Sullivan02:17:41
Alison Holton02:19:44


Ian Line04:57:57

Merthyr Mawr Trail Festival

We were well represented at the tough-looking Merthyr Mawr Trail Festival with Julie Cashell attacking the Giant Rabbit Run and Richard Sheehy, Delphine Jones, Darren and Bobbie Swift, Nathan Harper, Sian Price, Hayley Jackson, Rhys Lewis, Nicola Lewis and Gwyn Palfrey entering the Rabbit Run.

Julie Cashell had a blinding run finishing first female in the Giant Rabbit Run and completing the race in ~02:37:00. She also beat Welsh international runner Sharon Leech which make the victory all the more sweet.

Our new superstar Jamie Parry competed in the 7.3 mile Rabbit Run and finished was 2nd male and second overall.


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Race to the Stones

Robert Gale participated in the 100km Race to the Stone ultramarathon on Saturday but unfortunately had to retire at 50 miles due to dehydration and some other issues. You can read more about it on his blog – Beer Runner.

The Loop

Katharine Collins and Michael Cope both participated in The Loop race organised by Pontypridd Roadents. Michael Cope ran superbly finishing fourth overall.


Michael Cope41:50
Katharine Collins54:50

Welsh Athletics League

Lauren Cooper (and her mum Louise Kirby) and Stephen Mathers attended the Welsh Athletics League event in Neath on Sunday. Both were running under different vests but Lauren showed her true green heart by wearing her PBB vest beneath her Aberdare vest.

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