Weekly Roundup, March 26th – April 1st
Mike’s Pen-y-Fan Bimble
Mike Matthews was up bright and early on Monday morning getting in some hill work on Pen-y-Fan and surrounding peaks. His quads were not appreciative of such a bashing so early into the week.
Vests on Tour
The LLHM Girls continued their road trip on Monday with a visit to Platform 9¾ at King’s Cross Station to catch the Hogwarts Express.
They also posted some photos from other famous places around London including Nelson’s Column, Buckingham Palace, Covent Garden and The Shard.
Burning the Candle at Both Ends?
Bobbie’s Charity Run
Bobbie Swift took part in a charity run on Monday running 12 miles from Burnham to Weston College in aid of Weston Hospice Care.
Apparently at the London Landmarks Half Marathon some took the athlete/cake ratio too far.
The Jackson 4
Hayley Jackson posted some photos from last weekend’s family trip to the Big Smoke for the London Landmarks Half Marathon. I didn’t realise Peter was also running hence the omission on last week’s roundup.
I wonder if Sarah Jeremiah managed to get past the horse?
There were 6 PBs to report at parkrun this week with Andrew Gunter finishing in 18:40, Sarah Lane Coote in 22:06, Ian Line in 22:15, Marcus Smith in 23:22, Louise Kirby in 25:09 and Teresa Twig Davies in 25:50.
Tourists this week included the Swifts who became acquainted with Ashton Court parkrun’s “Bloody Big Hill”, Nick Gregory who was in the Big Smoke at Victoria Park (only the third parkrun to be held there) and Jason Nash who was in Torbay.
Photo: Sarah Jones
Fudgie’s Trail Run
Fudgie was down in Wiltshire on Saturday for a post-Miami Easter trail run with the Asics Frontrunner Crew.
Taff Trail Half Marathon
Postponed from March due to snow, this new race from Les Croupiers Running Club starts and finishes in Pontcanna Fields and heads as far north as Tongwynlais before heading back. Six members represented the Green Army – Shane Roberts, David Parry, Darren Kippest, Marcus Smith, Taff Palfey and Laura Hire (with Suzie Tew supporting and myself of paparazzi duty).
Billed as a ‘great race of mass suffering’ the Hanham Horror features mud, water, hills, 100+ steps and a steep rope climb. Poor Darren Swift was roped into running the race by Bobbie. Here’s Darren’s report from the race.
“…made me want to move to Holland where there’s no hills. Brilliant and lots of fun, you need to arrange for floods every year. The steps broke my glutes and the rope climb broke my shoulders – the rest of the course took care of everything else unbroken.”
Plenty of members were out getting in long Sunday runs with a gang meeting up at the Parc for an 8-miler. Also out and about were Rachel Lewis and Sarah Jeremiah who were getting in a last long run before the London Marathon and Stephen Carter who has started his training for the Salisbury 5-4-3-2-1 ultra.