Weekly Roundup, January 1st – January 7th
Old Father Time
One from last weekend, here’s Nicola Jukes receiving her award at the Old Father Time on New Year’s Eve. Thanks as always Paul Stillman for the excellent photos.
Nos Galan Photos
Thanks to Adrian for many of these photos.
New Year’s Day Double parkrun
This year’s double New Year’s Day parkrun was a huge success thanks to the organisational skills of Laura Hire. 30 or so members headed to Cardiff for the 0900 parkrun with some more at the Riverfront parkrun in Newport.
We were out in force in a mix of green vests and Nos Galan tees at Cardiff to brave the rain. Some were more prepared than others.
Sam Jackson Runs Sub-19
This is the face of someone on their way to a PB. It’s been great watching Sam progressing so quickly over the year.
Thanks to JM Evans for taking the photos.
Resisting the lure of Barry parkrun, everyone descended on Tredegar House in Newport for a Cross Country warmup in the winter mudfest course. Despite the muddiest parkrun most had ever run, by the time we had all regrouped for a team shot the sun was shining and all that mud was hidden away.
Meanwhile, Nicky Osman was in Strathclyde for the New Year’s Day parkrun and did the right thing by taking his vest with him.
Mike Matthews – Bronze Ironman All World Athlete
Congratulations to Mike Matthews for becoming a 2018 Bronze All World Athlete. He ranks within the top 60 in the country for his age category.
All your hard work, dedication and determination to do the very best that you can has paid off and I am so unbelievably proud of you ????????
Congratulations My Mr IRONMAN – Caroline Matthews
Unfortunately parkrun was cancelled this week due to ice which just goes to demonstrate why it is so important to collect as many Tesco blue tokens as you can!
Elsewhere, Danielle Phillips was in Swansea, the Swifts and Rob Bennett (securing a new PB) were in Cwmbran, Alan Pritchard and Lee Phillips were in Penallta, Andrew Meadows was in Shrewsbury and Seaton Stephens was all the over in Cleethorpes.
Kymin Winter Race
Sian and Sam Lewis Jones, Sarah Lane Coote and Richard Sheehy were representing the club at teh tough Kymin Winter Dash on Saturday afternoon. Following a different route to the regular Kymin Dash, the 4 mile route features a long climb to The Round House at the summit followed by a fast ‘shoe-splitting’ downhill dash to the finish.
Well done to Sarah who took the award for first Senior Woman.
GLCL XC: Monmouth
It was another great turnout with in excess of 50 Green Vest descending on Humble by Nature outside Monmouth. Freezing conditions made it a chilly race with more than a few frozen molehills to dodge and a few tricky boggy sections. As always, everyone gave it their best shot including those that weren’t feeling it on the day. We’re af
Thanks to all the supporters today especially Claire Webb who was collecting tokens at the end and Phillip Miles who was encouraging us all on.
Even though there wasn’t a cloud in the sky some weren’t going to take a chance.
And there’s nothing like a bit of encouragement from the chairman to help you get your sprint on in the closing stages of a cross country race.
And for those that didn’t make it all the way around, we still salute you!
And then there’s those that were out in Cardiff last night and aren’t too happy about Dad taking a raceday photo!
And if you forget to eat breakfast on the day of a race, you can always try eating your hat!
Vest on Tour
We haven’t had many Vests on Tour lately but Lauren Cooper took hers with her to a damp Belfast on Saturday.
Linda Hoskins’ 50th parkurn
Thanks to Laura Hire mentioning that last weekend Linda Hoskins celebrated her 50th parkrun. Maricel gave her some cracking cupcakes to celebrate.