Weekly Roundup, December 11th – December 17th
The Rivers of Llangynidr
The second annual Llangynidr run and meal took place with 20 or so members descending on the Red Lion pub for huge portions and some festive fun. The rapidly thawing snow from the days leading up to the run meant the lanes had turned into rivers with numerous ankle-deep patches to run through. With so much water to run through, rather than shouts of ‘water’ from our leader Sam Jones, there were shouts of ‘dry patch’!
12 Days of Christmas
Caroline’s Been Spoilt Again
Mike Matthews has been spoiling Caroline again with another present in the lead up to Christmas. Can’t wait to see what he’s bought her for the big day!
Paul Stillman has recently posted some cracking shots from the Gwent League fixture at Pembrey that took place a couple of weeks ago.
The Christmas Party
Unfortunately I couldn’t make the Christmas Party this year but I see that Nicola Jukes was showing off her dance moves on the table again!
For the second week running the bad weather meant that the home parkrun had to be cancelled. Those that hadn’t been out into the early hours partying at the Christmas Do (Or those hardcore enough to do both) headed elsewhere. Andrew Meadows, Dave Kempton, Stephen Williams and Rob Bennett travelled to Cwmbran where Rob finished 9th overall with a new PB of 20:56.
Bovington Marathon and Half Marathon
Sam Standerwick participated in her last marathon of the year – the tough, hilly, muddy Bovington Marathon. The next day she recovered with a half marathon!
Photos from Runners Knees.
Skirrid Fell Race
Terry Vaughan braved the remnant of the snow on Saturday to run the short, but no doubt tough, Skirrid Fell Race
Cottrell Park Christmas Cracker
Hayley Jackson and son Harry competed in the Cottrell Park Christmas Cracker 10K race. She used the race as a way of trying to convince Harry in taking part in Cross Country but he wasn’t having any of it (probably Bunker Hill put him off!). Even with the promise of some shiny new Cross Country shoes couldn’t convince him to try out a race.
Christmas Tree Race
The annual Christmas Tree Race in the Forest of Dean took place on Sunday with a number of club members taking part. Some of us, myself included, went to town with our costumes which certainly made the race a lot more challenging.
The course did feel a little tougher this year with some very muddy sections but we all managed to keep our shoes. Not all of us stayed vertical however! Earlier in the race Sam Lewis Jones took a tumble but he still managed to finish in third position. Helen Williams took 1st FV40 and I took the prize for best fancy dress!
We also recruited a new member in the form of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer!