Weekly Roundup, August 20th – August 26th

  • August 26, 2018

Vests on Tour

The Steadmans and Lisa Cook (Kelchsau, Austria)

Definitely a contender for the most scenic Vests on Tour photo!

Lisa Cook (Palmanova, Majorca)

Vests on Tour: Honeymoon Edition – The Carters (Windsor)

The Monks and Callum Schofield (Pembrokeshire)

Kind of a Vest on Tour – Kim Price (London)

The Scenic 5

The Scenic 5 (aka the Scenic 7) took place on Wednesday evening and due to recent fires the course had been shortened but still featured a tasty 3 mile climb. A small number of members were representing the club and all did excellent with Hannah Williams taking first female, Helen Williams taking 3rd female, Melissa Pearce taking 1st Female Vet, Haydn Hartnell taking 1st Male Supervet and the girls along with Claire Sullivan took the boozy prize for 1st female team.

Thanks to Mike Kelly from Islwyn Running Club for the photos.


There were four PBs to report this week – Nick Rhys Gregory who recorded a time of 24:48. Right on the heels of Nick was Alan Pritchard in 24:49 followed by Chris Cummings in 25:41 and Suzie Tew in 25:53.

Blast from the Past

James Ashley posted a photo of his first parkrun which was at Bryn Bach Park and exactly 6 years ago. Since then he has run 256 parkruns (85 with the buggy) and volunteered 65 times, in three different countries, at 41 different venues including 16 inaugurals. Interesting to see Milo in Club 69 vest on the left.

Tourist Feedback

Feedback from a couple that visited Bryn Bach parkrun for the first time:-

Thank you Bryn Bach Parkrun. My husband and I visited your Parkrun yesterday for our first ‘tourist’ one from our usual one at Lee On The Solent. We enjoyed the venue which came with a warm welcome from you friendly bunch! Oh, and free toast mmm!


Bois de Boulogne, Paris

Last week he was in Rome, this week Peter’s in Paris for the Bois de Boulogne parkrun plus a 6km run through Paris to get back to his hotel in time to make the flight home.


Julie Harvey was flying the flag for the Green Army in Cornwall this week with a visit to the Helston parkrun.

Severn Bridge

Leigh-Anne Vowles was at Severn Bridge for an out to England and back parkrun. Maybe Adele Greenly will take the plunge and join the Green Army this year?


The Monks, who run Colby parkrun a couple of times a year, had some reinforcements this week with Rachel and Tony Lewis, Marcus Smith, Richard Sheehy and Andrew Price joining them.

Narberth Nobbler

Six brave souls made the trip to Narberth for the Narberth Nobbler 10K and Half Marathon. Last year the weather was glorious, this year less so. At least they had a nice camping break before the race including some pre-race fuelling on BrewDog Punk IPA (I approve!).

Pre-Race Smiles

Post-Race Smiles (and One Broken Richard!)

2nd Female!

Congratulations to our Ladies Captain Rachel Lewis for taking the award for 2nd female in the tough Narberth Nobbler 10K.

Severn Bridge 10k and Half Marathon

In wet and windy conditions, the Severn Bridge is usually closed but not today! The 10K and Half Marathon still went ahead and was well attended by the club.

Thanks to Tosh Simpkin for the above photo.

Butetown Mile

Heavy rain and wind didn’t stop some hardcore Green Army from attending the infamous Butetown Mile in Cardiff.

White Star Running: East Farm

Sam Standerwick was running at a White Star event this week in search of some bling and goodies and it was definitely a weekend of two halves with sun on the Saturday and like most races this weekend was wet and windy on the Sunday.

Nathan’s New Sneakers

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