Weekly Roundup, July 24th – July 30th
Suzie’s Trefil Run
Suzie Tew made the most of the warm and sunny weather on Tuesday and took Sam George, Lisa Cook and Gaynor Lewis for a run to Trefil.
5 club members participated in the final SSAFA 5K race in Cardiff on Wednesday – Lee Aherne, Lauren Cooper, Stephen Mathers, Ian Kent and Jonathan Astley. Lee Aherne won the series overall for MV50 and received a shiny hip flask, yellow t-shirt less money than 2nd place! There were PBs to report for Stephen Mathers and Jonathan Astley.
Organised by Phillip Miles, the 4th Annual Cardiac 6 took place on Thursday evening. The tough 6 mile race is in aid of the North Gwent Cardiac Rehabilitation and Aftercare charity and is well supported by members of the club. As such we’re always in with a good chance of winning some prizes. Jamie Parry was the first Green Vest (3rd Male and 3rd overall) across the line followed by Lauren Cooper (1st Female and 6th overall) and Simon Lewis (8th overall).
Skipper Damian Williams was 3rd male, although Michael Cope did finish ahead of him but he was running in a Mynydd Du vest (I’m not getting involved in that discussion!). Julie Cashell took the prize for 2nd Female. We took a few age categories including MV50 (Simon Lewis) and 1st MV60 (Dai Smout running in a Mynydd Du vest). In addition to those, we also had a clean sweep in the team prizes with Jamie Parry, Simon Lewis and Damian Williams taking the title for the men and Lauren Cooper, Julie Cashell and Sharon Newell for the women.
Thanks to everyone for supporting Phillip Miles’s race and for those new members that chose this as their first trail race.
Name Time Matthew Grantham 35:47 Mathew Evans 36:23 Jamie Parry 37:41 Andrew Stephens 38.04 John Like 39:01 Simon Lewis 39:11 Michael Cope 40:00 Lauren Cooper 40:28 Calvin Thomas 41:56 Damian Williams 42:16 Adrian Woods 42:29 Richard Price 43:21 Richard Sheehey 43:31 Darren Kippest 43:52 James Fletcher 44:00 Sam Weale 44:08 Martin Chammings 44:38 Leon Black 45:05 Julie Cashell 45:06 Paul Tucker 45:17 Ruth Pickvance 45:39 Ian Davies 45:40 Lisa Erickson 45:56 Ann Evans 45:59 Harri Like 46:11 Richard Appleford 46:17 Carl Walsh 46:20 Stephen Morgan 47:36 Roger Mills 47:45 Sharon Newell 47:54 Sarah Coote 48:04 Owen Davies 48:14 David Smout 48:26 Sarah Jeremiah 48:33 Christopher Baker 48:37 Tony Lewis 48:55 Robert Gale 48:58 Adrian Taylor 49:04 Cyril Williams 49:11 Jen Watkins 49:27 Mark Roberts 49:45 Christopher Thomas 50:04 Andrew Wall 50:07 Robbie Oliver 50:15 David Williams 50:16 Damian Heward 50:25 Melissa Pearce 50:34 Jeanette Jenkins 50:40 Sharon Woods 51:01 Randall Jones 51:22 Marcus Smith 51:24 Martin Jenkins 51:42 Matt Wilcox 51:56 Nick Sloper 52:03 Simeon Lolin 52:33 Dan Newton 52:37 Terry Vaughan 52:39 G Palfrey 52:39 Jody McCloy 53:37 Rhi Griffin 53:46 Helen Williams 53:53 Claire Sullivan 53:58 Julie Toy 54:04 Keri Young 54:58 Louise Munkley 55:34 Delphine Jones 55:40 Denis Collins 56:19 Robert Price 56:48 Alison Holton 56:56 Ceri East 57:29 Rhys Lewis 57:59 Clive Cooksey 58:00 Steve New 58:11 Carol Smith 58:39 Nathan Harper 58:46 Julie Smith 58:54 Gary Willcox 59:47 Kathryn Price 60:03 Deanne Griffiths 60:04 Kath Jervis 61:20 Eryl Smeethe 62:13 Pam Grantham 62:32 Katie Hamer 63:52 Sue Gray 65:28 Sara Long 65:58 Sarah Williams 66:12 Helena Hunt 66:49
Parc Bryn Bach Aquathlon
PBB celebrated it’s 250th parkrun with a special visit from the legendary Steve Jones. His sister Kath Jervis also celebrated her 100th time volunteering at PBB parkrun. In addition she has also run it 121 times so has only missed 29 of the 250! Club members also celebrated with some PBs.
- Richard Price: 19:27
- Neil Beynon: 21:02
- Ian Davies: 21:03
- Mike Williams: 22:33
- Darren Swift: 26:07
- Sue Gray: 28:46
- Matthew Crowle: 26:24
Tony and Rachel Lewis were on tour at Richmond Park in London. Not sure if they encountered any of the famous deer along the route.
A great turnout from the club at the Magor 10K with 17 runners competing. Lee Aherne finished fourth overall and also took the prize for 1st MV50. There were PBs galore including the ones below:-
- Brian Evans: 52:30
- Jamie Howells: 41:04 (a 2 minute PB!)
- Ian Kent: 41:54
- James Thomas: 42:39
- Rob Bennett: 48:10
- Beth Jones: 49:31
- Lee Aherne: 34:14 (a PB for a 10K race on a Saturday!)
- Michael Lewis: 56:34
- Darren Kippest: 42:30
- Jordan Hawkins: 53:53
Name Time Lee Aherne 34:14 Gavin Patterson 38:07 Jamie Parry 37:41 Jonathon Astley 39:12 Stephen Williams 40:34 Jamie Howells 41:04 Ian Kent 41:54 Darren Kippest 42:30 James Thomas 42:41 Sam Jackson 48:02 Kim Price 49:10 Beth Jones 49:31 Brian Evans 52:30 Jodan Hawkins 53:53 Michael Lewis 56:34 Victoria Main 58:13
Dorset Invader Trail Marathon
The ever adventurous Sam Standerwick participated in the Dorset Invader Trail Marathon organised by her favourite race organiser White Star Running. I’ve never run a race organised by them but have heard nothing but good things.
Prior to the race Sam was expecting 27 miles and 2,200ft of ascent but it transpired that the total distance was 28.9 miles and 3,100ft of ascent! That’s some tough going. The terrain proved tricky too but Sam was only 20 minutes off her original target.
And if that wasn’t enough, Sam went on the hunt for more bling!As if 28.9 wasn’t enough in a day, I’ve just done the Chaos Charity race which was basically 1.5 miles following a pickup truck with a bloke dressed as Caeser shouting commands (star jumps, sprint, press-up etc). All for a good cause though and bonus of more bling!
Kim’s Cake Run
Unfortunately Kim wasn’t feeling great so the so cake run didn’t feature any of her cakes but the show went on, albeit with a few less runners. They still had a good run with plenty of hills.
Suzi and Alison Half Marathon Training
Suzi Tew and Alison Holton continued their training with a 13.1 mile run around Abergavenny and the Heads of the Valley.
Mike Williams’ Run
Mike Williams took Kathryn Price, Darren Swift, Ruth Butterfield, Darren Kippest, Stephen Carter et al on a 13 miler.
Caroline’s 10 Miler
Well done to Caroline Matthews (she’s becoming a regular feature on the Weekly Roundup!) on completing a 10 mile run! And in true runner style she cracked open the Jaffa Cakes to replace all those calories.
Leadership in Running Fitness
A number of members attended the Leadership in Running Fitness course on Sunday. This was funded by the money we received from the Tesco grant. Thanks to all that visited the stores to get those little blue tokens!
10 members successfully completed the course so we now have a total of 22 qualified leaders who will help ensure that each training session will be both enjoyable and most importantly, safe.