Weekly Roundup, October 23rd – October 29th
A group of club of members ventured over to the dark side on Thursday for the annual Ghost Run organised by Run, Walk, Crawl. More accustomed to organising ultra marathons, this event is purely and whilst everyone gets a time and there is ultimately a winner, it’s more about getting out into some dark, muddy woods for a spooky night race.
Old Lliswerry 8 Photos
As part of the build-up to the 2018 Lliswerry 8 race, Howard Attwood has been sharing some photos of club members from old races.
Our pumpkins from last week’s parkrun – Sarah Jeremiah and Deanne Griffiths – made it onto the cover of this week’s Gwent Gazette.
It may be squeaky bum time for Lee Aherne as Jamie Parry dips under 17 minutes for the second week in a row (16:50 – a new PB). Rachel Lewis and Nick Webb both had PBs and Rachel was also the first female to finish. Cerys Swift continued her PB streak finishing in 24:31 and mum Bobbie wasn’t to far behind finishing in a PB time of 24:35. A couple of places behind was Alison Holton who finished in a PB time of 24: 40.
Alex Thomas and Fudge both scored massive PBs in Swansea with Alex knocking 40 seconds off and Fudge a similar time.
They both celebrated with a walk on the beach together!
Dave Kempton and Team Jolly were in Newport where Dave ran his 250th parkrun! Newport was the location for parkrun #1 so it was the perfect place for parkrun #250.
Rob Bennett was also in Newport and was chasing a sub-21 minute parkrun. He finished in 14th position in a time of 20:54! Congratulations Rob.
Gary Bartram and his wife Sarah were running at Merthyr and Gary finished in 21:31, not far from his PB for a flat course.
Danielle Phillips and Richard J Price were also in Swansea, Louise Kirby was in St Peters, Jamie Howells was in Porthcawl, James Ashley was in Clermont and Nicola Jukes and Lee Griffiths were in Penallta.
The Green Army sent a platoon of a dozen runners to the 35th Annual Snowdonia Marathon on Saturday. All members had put in months of hard training with long runs and races throughout the year.
A special thanks to the Phillips family for travelling up to the race to support the Green Army as well as other runners. The photo below was taken at 13 miles and I’m sure those sweets were very welcome.
We have some awesome members of our Club. After such a tough race as Snowdon I was fully expecting everyone to be getting warm, dry and refuelled. So to come down the hill towards the finish to see some of our runners screaming me home was just amazing. In fact made me quite emotional!
So, so proud of everyone who ran yesterday and really happy that everyone finished in one piece, and people got PBs but perhaps more importantly we battled the mental demons that that course can raise and we all finished. Thanks guys! Proud to be #greenarmy – Sam Standerwick
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Our resident mountain goat, Michael Cope, took part in the 50th OMM (Original Mountain Marathon) in Langdale, Cumbria. The famous race is a toughie requiring good navigational skills over a variety of distances – 45km, 65km and 85km. I believe Michael was going for the middle distance and was teaming up with a partner to help with navigation.
Exmoor Trail Running Challenge
Sarah Jeremiah was representing the Green Army in Exmoor on Sunday for the Exmoor Trail Running Challenge. She was running the half marathon on a course that features open moorlands, heavily wooded valleys and coastal paths.
Sarah described the course as evil, beautiful, gorgeous with hill, after hill, after hill. Sounds like one of Rachel’s Sunday runs!
Sugar Loaf Fell Race
Richard Sheehy represented the club at the tough Sugar Loaf Winter Fell Race and finished in 45th with a time of 54:29. Dai Smout was also running in a Mynydd Du vest.
The Sunday runners were out in force on the weekend with three different groups running.
This week we were proud to announce another two selections for the British & Irish Masters Cross Country International in Gransha Park Grounds, Derry Saturday 18 November 2017.
Keri-Lyn Jones and evergreen Michael Lewis who have both been selected to represent Wales in November! That makes SIX PBBRC Members selected plus 3 reserves.
Vests on Tour
Louise Kirby knows the drill when it comes to taking your vest on tour and she was keen to get a selfie in front of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House. Our skipper must have lost his on the way to Kolkatta on his whistle-stop tour there this week 😉
A late addition to the Vests on Tour section is Del Wyn and Kiley Tyler who are currently in Florida.