Weekly Roundup, September 10th – September 16th
It was too late to include them in last week’s Weekly Roundup but I couldn’t leave them out this week. Congratulations to Calvin Thomas and Richard Price who both conquered the incredibly tough Ironman Wales in Tenby last Sunday. Calvin finished in 12:06:05 and Richard in 14:23:47.
They were both support by club members such as Nathan Harper, Lee Phillips and Mike and Caroline Matthews who had travelled down for the weekend.
There were 5 PBs to report at this week’s parkrun – Neil Beynon who finished in 20:29, Mark Williams in 20:37, Gareth Williams in 21:04, Hayley Jackson in 23:02 and Jayne Rist in 26:05.
There was Teamwork!
There Were PBs!
There was Rivalry!
There Was Rebecca Clara Jolly!
Brave the Shave with Dave
After parkrun this week, and inspired by Clara Cooksey who Braved the Shave this time last year in support of her mum Rebecca, Dave Kempton Braved the Shave to raise money for Macmillan and Velindre.
First It Was Off With The Hair
Time for the Hairy Back (Much to Kim’s Delight!)
Despite a putting on a brave face, Dave did wince a few times although that may be a look of pleasure below.
Thanks To All That Supported Dave
Thanks to everyone that turned out to support Dave and donated money, bought cakes and entered the raffle. A total of £100 was raised online for Macmillan and £356.88 was raised for Velindre!
Mic Morris 10K
Thanks to Robin Birt for the awesome team shot!
Welcome Back Suzie
Vicki Harriman’s First Race in a Green Vest (and first 10K!)
Swansea Bay 10K
Conditions were wet and windy for this year’s Swansea Bay 10K but that didn’t stop members from having great runs. Kim Price secured a massive PB beating her Cardiff 10K time from a couple of weeks ago by 1’06” finishing in 00:45:47.
Well done also to Alex Thomas who knocked 3 minutes off her best time finishing in 00:55:56 and to Cathy Johnson who knocked two minutes of her Newport 10K time.
Age Category Wins
Congratulations to Nicola Jukes and Lee Aherne who finished 1st FV45 and 1st MV50 respectively.
The Big Dipper
Roger Freeman was in Upton Bishop representing the Green Army in the Big Dipper. Roger improved on last year’s time by over a minute finishing in 49:58.
Sarah’s Blorenge and Punch Bowl Run
“With 3 ladies I started with when I was 8- still together 30 years on. Friends that run together, stick together. From 3 different clubs. Parc Bryn Bach, Pontypool and Torfaen Runners.”
Lost: Six runners on a misty mountain in the South Wales area somewhere between CWM and blaenAVON. Last seen in good spirits after one of the group announced he was a master with SatNav. Let’s hope they’re not still up there trying to find their way to Cwmavon! 😉
Steve’s 16 Miler
Even though hills aren’t Steve’s friend, with Snowdon looming there’s no choice but to embrace them!