Weekly Roundup, May 28th – June 3rd
Last Week’s Leftovers
A dozen club members tackled the Crocodile 8 multi-terrain race on Sunday afternoon. This was a great turnout considering only two club members ran the race in 2017. The 8.8-ish mile course featured hill, steep steps and plenty of mud!
Bolamaen is a new race from Running Pontfaen and took place on May 26th north of Brecon. Originally meant to be a 7 mile fell race, adverse weather conditions on the morning meant the course was reduced to 3.25 miles.
Our very own Rhianydd Evans took part and finished in third position in a time of 29:17 – just 17 seconds behind second
Highlighting how the Green Army gets just about everywhere, Nick Rhys Gregory was in London on Bank Holiday Monday for the Vitality 10000 and ran his fastest ever 10k! Photo supplied by Gary Bartram who was there supporting Nick, his wife and friends who were running the race.
Parc Bryn Bach Aquathlon Series
The 2018 Parc Bryn Bach Aquathlon Series kicked off on Thursday evening with a number of club members participating. Harry Davies had a cracking race and finished the race in 1st position.
There were a number of PBs to report this week – Rob Bennett 20:19, Beth Jones 22:39, Stephen Price 23:28, Alun Christopher Gray 25:30, Jo Wiles 28:47 and Sarah Bees 32:17.
Congratulations to James Ashley for completing his 250th parkrun this morning. A fantastic achievement!
Lydia Cawsey and Peter hire were in Lanhydrock, Cornwall for a hilly parkrun. Owned by the National Trust the parkrun features a single loop and natural hazards such as bulls!
Meanwhile, Alex was at Poolbeg parkrun in Dublin sweating out the excesses from a hen night the night before!
Adrian John Markey was on the other side of the lens in a sunny Porthcawl and Lee-Anne Taylor were with the Caswells in Amroth, west Wales.
Brecon Sprint Triathlon
Daniel Evans, Nathan Harper and Keri Young (supported by Terry and Sharon!) were in Brecon on Saturday afternoon for the Brecon Sprint Triathlon.
Garwnant Merthyr Tydfil Epic Trail 10k 2018
A small contingent of Green Army members attended the Garwnant Merthyr Tydfil Epic Trail 10k race on Sunday morning. Missing from the image is Katherine Collins. Well done to Stephen Dallow who got 2nd MV60.
Welsh Masters Track Championships
After training Stephen Williams travelled to Nuneaton for the Welsh Masters Track Championships. Intent on coming away with at least one medal, he ended up winning gold medals in three different events!
The Scrumptious Croyde Trail
Lydia Cawsey and Peter Hire made the most of the sunny weather with a 10-mile trail race featuring local produce. The Scrumptious Croyde Trail in north Devon is a circular route and features stops along the way with produce from local suppliers that you can sample.
Rack Raid 2018
What a rewarding day for all those participating in this year’s Rack Raid. Everyone gave it their all in very challenging conditions and apart from a fallen tree at the beginning of the race, every stage went without hitch. Thanks to everyone behind the scenes for ensuring the smooth running of every stage for the Green Army.
Next Week: Welsh Castles Relay!