Weekly Roundup, July 23rd – July 29th
Vests on Tour
Suzie Tew (Vilamoura, Portugal)
Ian and Teresa Davies (Cambrai, France)
Brian Evans (South West Coast Path)
Lee Aherne, Sam Lewis Jones and Sian Jones were in Cardiff on Wednesday evening for the fast and flat SSAFA 5K race. Lee Aherne finished in a fantastic time of 16:27, Sam Lewis Jones ran sub-17 for the first time finishing in 16:56 and Sian Jones ran her fastest 5K finishing in 21:19
Rhianydd Evans, Damian Caswell, Andrew Gunter and James Williams competed in the third race in the Parc Bryn Bach Aquathlon Series on Thursday night. Well done to Rhianydd for completing her first aquathlon.
The Cardiac 6 was a great success this year with great weather meaning no free hypothermia. A total of 124 runners ran – the first time over 100 – and a total of £1,045 was raised for the North Gwent Cardiac Rehabilitation charity. Some very fast runners from MMRT competed with the Men’s record being smashed and the top for runners all beating it!
There Were Flies, Lots and Lots of Flies
There Was a Winner – 1st Female Vet 40
There Was a C&A Advert
If it’s good enough for Sebastian Coe, it’s good enough for our Daisy and Owen!
And A Race Wouldn’t Be Complete Without Some Gurners
Milo Trying to Work Out the Positions of Runners 70-85
There were four PBs to report at a wet and windy parkrun – Mark Williams 21:26, Roger Freeman 22:09, Claire Sullivan 23:39 and Ros Jones 31:18.
Team Jolly on tour with their fan club!
“Mostly trail through woodland, a tight out and back section and a single file path in parts but the best bit is saved for the end, the very well nicknamed ‘vomit hill’.”
I know the Jones’ like a bit of parkrun tourism but they’ve taken it to the extreme with the Etna parkrun! Sam took first place with Sian taking third in what looks like a very friendly little parkrun. Later they couldn’t resist the challenge of running up Etna (or as far as they could get without a permit). It was a shame that they missed the Etna Trail race that took place the week before.
Rain earlier in the morning stopped just as the race was beginning allowing for a dry but still warm 10K race around the Gwent Levels. The popular race featured Nicky Osman and Morgan and Rob Bennett who beat last year’s time by a huge 4 minutes!
The Lewis’, Matthews and Ethan Sayce were in Tenby for a windy 10k and luckily for them it was just a bit too far for the club paparazzi to travel. Ethan Sayce was first home for the club and Caroline scored a 4 minute PB.
Dorset Invader Weekend
Sam was in Dorset for the White Star Running Invader Weekend which featured a a weekend of racing, bling and the infamous Lovestation.
The planned Roman Run Recce was cancelled due to the bad weather but that didn’t stop some club members from braving the elements.
The Swift’s Soggy Canal Run
Dai’s 6 Miler Canal Run
Sarah and Owen’s Big Fern Adventure