Weekly Roundup, July 2nd – July 8th

  • July 8, 2018

GLCL Road Series Race 4: Machen

With just 2 fixtures left in the GLCL Road Series, it was important for as many club members to make an appearance and you all didn’t disappoint. Lliswerry had chosen a new trail course near Machen which featured many a steep climb including a long pull from the start. Despite the toughness of the course, everyone put in 100% and the results showed it. In the men’s race we bagged an unbelievable 7 places out of the top 10 allowing us to win the fixture. Tied with Lliswerry, it now goes down to the last fixture as the decider.


  • Harry Davies – 2nd Overall and 1st M1739
  • Sam Lewis Jones – 3rd Overall and 2nd M1739
  • Lee Aherne – 1st M5054
  • Stephen Williams – 3rd M5559
  • Nicola Jukes – 2nd F4549
  • Phillip Miles – 2nd M6569
  • Helen Williams – 2nd F4044
  • Stephen Dallow – 3rd M6064
  • Sarah Jeremiah – 3rd F4044
  • Georgina Seed – 3rd F5559
  • Jill Matthews – 1st F6064
  • Kath Jervis – 2nd F6064

Cardiff Summer Series: 4 Mile

The last in the Cardiff Summer Series, the 4 mile race (or perhaps 4.3 mile race) was attended by Keri, Tom and Sharon who have all completed the full series.

I think some club members are taking the free drugs things too far. Sharon ‘claimed’ that it was a timing chip in her mouth but I have my doubts.

You Never Know When The Club Paparazzi is Going to Appear

Watermelon 5K

Whilst on a trip to Florida, The Jacksons competed in the Florida Hospital Watermelon 5K on July 4th. I’m not sure if they competed in the Watermelon eating contest afterwards!

Parc Bryn Bach Netball Team

PBB Mixed Netball team update. They’re sitting comfortably in the middle of the table although it was a little disappointing that they were beaten by Tits and Bits who had been trailing at the bottom of the table.

Tintern Trot

It was a great weather for a hilly run around the scenic Wye Valley. 10 club members participated in the Tintern Trot (definitely recommended if you’ve never run it before) and whilst everyone made it to the end, not everyone stayed vertical throughout the course. Below is an actual image of Kim after trying to jump off a stile.

Helen Williams: “The noise of your fall will haunt me forever! I only laughed after I realised you was ok & when you finally got up out of the recovery position.”

Sam Lewis Jones: 2nd Place


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Thanks to Brenda Avery from Chepstow Harriers for the photos.


There were 5 PBs at this week’s parkrun with Lloyd Owen nearly getting sub-17 with a time of 17:08, Jason Nash with 21:47, Stephen Dallow with 21:59, Marcus Smith with 22:54 and Cath Price with 27:14.

parkrun Tourists

Ethan Sayce was in Cwmbran where he finished 4th and got a new PB of 19:55! Tom Webb was in Cardiff getting himself a new PB of 18:43. And it was great to see Nicola Jukes getting back on form with a sub-20 minute parkrun at Penallta.

The Osmans ran the Bath parkun (possibly an anniversary run?).

And Team Jolly were in Pontypool where they were still trying to convince Darren Gwynne-Hamer to join the Green Army. They may as well poach Keith Langley from Pontypool while they’re at it.

Sam’s Cider Frolic

Sam Standerwick was at White Star Running event this week (this time in Cranborne Chase) where she was taking part in the Cider Frolic on the Saturday and Piggy Plod on the Sunday.

Cardiff Epic Trail 10K

Jayne Rist and Bryony Brown from First Strides ran the inaugural Cardiff Epic Trail 10K on Sunday morning. It’s a stunning route around Forest Fawr near Castell Coch and the shade from the trees offered some shelter from the heat.

iNVNCBL Pembrey

Lee Griffiths attacked the challenging iNVINCBL OCR race in Pembrey on Saturday.

Sunday Runs

Tea-Fuelled Trefil Trek

Melanie Phillips’ Scenic 8

Mike’s Canal Canter

Fudgie’s 8 Mile Ponsticill Run

Owen’s OCR Run

When you love a good OCR race, seeing a row of 12 round bales was going to prove irresistible to Owen Davies.


Well done to Nicola Jukes for completing the FULL 140KM VELOTHON Wales on Sunday. Must have been a toughie in the heat!

“You’re Never Too Old to be a Twat”

Lee Aherne has bought a shiny new Green Van and blinged it out with some personalised Green Army number plates. “Yes, I’m nearly 52 but your never too old to be a bit of a twat. I absolutely love it!”.

If you ever need anything moving in his van, just let him know, at least I think that’s what he said!

Milo’s Cardiac 6 Tours

Great to see Phillip Miles offering tours of the Cardiac 6 training route for the race later in the month. At least Jon Tibke will have a fighting chance should the weather decide to change again!

Bryn Bach Park Geese Form Own Running Club

Gurner of the Week

I thought Ceri Caswell may have taken the Gurner of the Week prize but then Caroline Matthews posted this photo! Competition won!

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