Weekly Roundup, June 4th – June 10th
Vests on Tour
Georgina Seed (Pompeii)
GLCL Road Series: Penallta
We had an outstanding turnout from the Green Army at the 3rd GLCL Road Race Series in Penallta with, according to the GLCL, 98 runners participating which was only 5 runners behind Lliswerry. This equates to 20% of the starting field!
As usual everyone gave it their best which is reflected in the individual results and also the team results.
- Lee Aherne – 1st Overall
- Sam Lewis Jones – 3rd Overall & 1st M1739
- Lloyd Owen – 3rd M1739
- Lauren Cooper – 2nd Lady & 1st F1734
- Haydn Hartnell – 3rd M5559
- Neil Lloyd – 2nd M6064
- Nicola Jukes – 2nd F4549
- Rachel Lewis – 3rd F4044
- Margrett Monk – 2nd F6599
- Jill Matthews – 1st F6064
Darren Swift may have been able to gain a few places if he didn’t carry his Spiderman rucksack around with him.
Nigel came prepared with his bike so he could capture some choice shots on the course.
Nigel Pearce and John Evans were on hand to capture most of the club on the long finishing straight and there were plenty of pain shots…
Man vs Horse
The infamous Man vs Horse took place on Saturday and we had three runners (Mathew Ellis, Katharine Collins and Michelle Jayne) tackling the entire course and two runners (Rhianydd Evans and Roger Freeman) taking part in the relay.
Mathew Ellis was the first home in a time of 03:32:03 followed by Katharine Collins in a time of 04:10:13 and Michelle Jayne in a time of 04:31:25. It’s a very tough, hilly race but our runners loved the experience.
Michelle: “Brutal but absolutely loved it”
Rhianydd: “Awesome experience, great hills. Just brilliant.”
To mark the 70th Anniversary we hosted some special guest for this week’s parkrun. BBC weather presenter Sue Charles, Bethan Davies (Commonwealth games walker, bronze medal) Adam Bitchell (2014 Commonwealth games athlete) and Tom Marshall (Current GB international and 2018 Commonwealth athlete) as well as our local MP and team mate Nick Smith were all there to help celebrate the anniversary.
PBs on the day were: Jason Nash – 22:30, Stephen Dallow – 22:29, Sarah Jeremiah – 22:47, Dai Parry 22:56, Bridgitte Heasley – 28:16 and Sarah Bees 31:51.
BG Life Aquathlon
After using parkrun as a warmup, Lee Phillips was then joined by wife Melanie for the BG Life Aquathlon.
A big well done to Mike Matthews who competed in the Cotswold 113 – a 1.9km swim followed by a 90km bike ride and finishing with a 21km run. He finished in a time of 05:15:50.
A big well done to Bobbie Swift for completing 30 miles over 24 hours at this weekend’s Endure24. What an achievement. She was running for Weston AC but she did sneak in her Forza for a photo beneath the Endure24 banner.
Welsh Castles Relay
The 2018 Welsh Castles Relay is the second year that the Green Army has secured a place in the infamous north-to-south Wales relay. Last year we finished in an amazing 14th place and this year with another strong team we were hoping to better it.
Caernarfon to Penygroes: 9.1m – Harry Davies
Penygroes to Criccieth: 10.7m – Rachel Lewis
Criccieth to Maentwrog: 12.3m (Mountain Leg) – Gavin Patterson
Maentwrog to Harlech: 9.5m – Daniel Evans
Harlech to Barmouth: 9.6m – Calvin Thomas
Barmouth to Dolgellau: 10.7 – Marc Bloomfield[No Photos Available]
Dolgellau to Dinas Mawddwy: 10.1 Miles (Mountain Leg) – Adam Roberts
Dinas Mawddwy to Foel: 10.8m – Lee Aherne (1st Vet Male/2nd Overall)
Foel to Llanfair Ceireinion: 8.5m – Ian Kent
Llanfair Ceireinion to Newtown: 13.1m (Mountain Leg) – Jonathon Astley
Newtown to Llanbadarn Ffynydd: 12.3m (Mountain Leg) – John Evans
Llanbadarn Ffynydd to Crossgates: 11.2m – Sean Thomasson
Crossgates to Builth Wells: 10.6m – James Thomas
Builth Wells to Drovers Arms: 10.8m (Mountain Leg) – Sam Lewis Jones
Epynt Visitor Centre to Brecon: 12.8m – Haydn Hartnell
Brecon Town Canal Basin to Torpantau, Brecon Beacons (New Stage): 12.5m – Richard Price (PBB Record Holder 😉
Taf Fechan Railway Station (Brecon Beacons) to Cyfarthfa Castle Merthyr (New Stage): 8.7m – Nicola Jukes (PBB Record Holder 😉
Rhyd -y-car to Navigation Park: 8.7m (shortened to 7.3m) – Neil Lloyd[No Photos Available]
Navigation Park to Nantgarw: 7.7m – Sam Jackson
Caerphilly to Cardiff: 9.9m – Lauren Cooper (1st Female)
A big thank you to our team of marshals who did us proud at the post at Torpantau.