Weekly Roundup, May 14th – May 20th
The second race in the popular Brecon 3-4-5 race took place on Tuesday with Sam Jones, Gavin Patterson, Richard Sheehy and Phillip Miles competing. Sam Jones finished in 4th place in a time of 23:01 with Gavin Patterson not far behind in 23:24. There would be some photos of the race but I think I need to give Gary Bartram some paparazzi lessons 😉
Vests on Tour
Del Wyn (Spanish GP)
The Monks (Cala Ratjadar, Mallorca)
Kim and The Streets of San Francisco
Kim’s in San Francisco. Kim remembered to take her vest with her and rather than taking the sightseeing bus around the city she went for a run, after a stretch of course!
After running the 1.7 miles across the bridge, and the extra to get a good view , she posed for a celebratory photo before heading off to the Palace of Arts.
After all that running on the flat, it was inevitable that she would eventually hit the hills of San Francisco. The question remains, did she run up once, or do some hill repeats?
Then after hitting the regular ol’ hills of San Francisco she reached the most scenic of them all – Lombard Street. Did she go against the traffic and run up it or take the steps? And as you can only drive down the street, surely you’d also have to run down it too!
Ultimately, it wasn’t on Strava, so maybe she did catch the sightseeing bus.
Steve Jones 1 Mile Race Series: Race 1
The inaugural Steve Jones 1 Mile Race Series took place on Friday night. Organised by Aneurin Leisure with support from ourselves, the event runs throughout the summer and is a fast and flat measured course. We had a great turnout from the club at the first race with some fast times being recorded in both the men’s and women’s races. Hopefully word will spread and we’ll get more clubs involved for the next race on June 22nd.
There were two PBs to report at parkrun this week with Adrian John Markey finishing in 24:10 and Beth James in 27:47.
Lydia and Peter were at Tamar Lakes parkrun in Bude this week and with the course straddling the counties of Cornwall and Devon they couldn’t resits posing next to both county signs. The club even got a mention on the Tamar Lakes parkrun Facebook report.
Royal Welsh Trail Running Festival
The Royal Welsh Trail Running Festival returned to Builth Wells on Saturday with members competing in the 10k and Half Marathon races. It was also the East Wales Championships with Sam Lewis Jones competing in the purple vest.
Cader Idris Race
Rhianydd Evans was flying the flag for the Green Army on Saturday at the Cader Idris Mountain Race in North Wales. This was the first time that she had run it and the weather was ideal which meant she’d have stunning views on those tough climbs.
Thanks to Paul Grainger for the photo below.
Rock ‘n’ Roll Weekend
The Green Army descended on Liverpool this weekend for the Rock ‘n’ Roll series which featured a 5k race on the Saturday (plus a mile race), a half marathon on the Sunday and no doubt lots of fun and good memories in between!
Welcome to the Half Marathon Club
Congratulations to Emily Smith who completed her first ever half marathon. She finished in 02:34:06.
Moved to earlier in the year, the Caerphilly 10k was still a warm one but thankfully not as warm as 2017. We had a great turnout from the club despite there being other races on the weekend. First home was Gavin Patterson in 14th position and in a time of 36:36 which is great considering that the course is not particularly flat. I noticed that there were some course PBs from Darren Swift, Brian Evans and Melanie Phillips and looking at the results Helen Williams scored 3rd in her age category.
Getting a Good Time Sometimes Requires An Entry into the Gurner Gallery
Gary Bartram travelled to the Lake District for the Windermere Marathon. Described as a great course but brutal, especially with a knee injury, Gary finished in 5:07.
Women’s Running Race Series: Cardiff
On a busy weekend of races, it’s great that our Green Army has grown big enough to have members in all the different races including the Women’s Running Race Series in Cardiff which featured 5k and 10k races.
British University Standard Distance Championships
Harry Davies was competing in the British University Standard Distance Championships on Sunday which featured a 1,500m swim followed by a 40km bike ride and a 10k run. He finished in 20th position in an amazing time of 02:00:43! Even though he was competing under the University of Bath, it’s great to see he had his 10th anniversary top with him.