Weekly Roundup, July 10th – July 16th
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.
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
- Beth Jones (1st Junior Ladies)
- Kim Price (3rd FV35)
- Rachel Lewis (2nd FV40)
- Hayley Jackson (3rd FV40)
- Nicola Jukes (1st FV45)
- Lee Aherne (1st MV50)
- Phillip Miles (1st MV65)
Name Time Lee Aherne 21:20 Lauren Cooper 23:33 Richard Price 25:03 Nicola Jukes 25:11 Darren Kippest 26:25 James Thomas 26:41 Danielle Phillips 26:56 Rachel Lewis 27:28 Paul Lewis 27:39 Phillip Miles 28:07 Sian Jones 28:08 Sam Jackson 28:11 Tony Lewis 29:28 Kim Price 30:30 Hayley Jackson 30:31 Beth Jones 31:34 Brian Evans 32:40 Laura Hire 33:16 Robert Gale 33:17 Kathyrn Price 36:20 Alex Thomas 37:22 Susan Grey 38:19 Caroline Matthews 38:35
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Katharine Collins and Michael Cope both participated in The Loop race organised by Pontypridd Roadents. Michael Cope ran superbly finishing fourth overall.
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.