Weekly Roundup, September 17th – September 23rd
Vests on Tour
Lauren Cooper (Tenerife)
Sam Standerwick (Porthmadog)
Lee and Melanie Phillips (Ovacik, Turkey)
Mike Williams (Cornwall)
Mike forgot his vest but he did run!
Aneurin Leisure Sprint Triathlon
Well done to Nathan Harper, Lee Phillips, Terry Watkins and Keri Young for braving the wind and rain to compete in the Aneurin Leisure Sprint Triathlon in Ebbw Vale on Saturday morning.
With the Welsh Road Relay Championships, numbers were down at Bryn Bach but there were still PBs to report with Jayne Rist running under 26 minutes finishing in 25:54 and Nicola Lewis scoring yet another PB finishing in 27:17.
Sam Lewis Jones coming home first in the Llanelli parkrun in a time of 17:54. Thanks to Byron Williams from PhotosportsWales for the photos.
Welsh Road Relay Championships
The annual Welsh Road Relay Championships took place on Saturday afternoon in a wet and windy Pembrey Country Park. It’s a lovely venue for both the road relays and the cross country but it’s a bugger to get to! A huge thank you to Rachel Lewis for all her behind-the-scenes work in getting all the teams organised and for ensuring everyone had a number on the day.
There Was Focus & Determination
There Was Pain
There Was the Kim and Andrew Show
There Was Tommy Cooper
There Was The Club Marshaller
There Was the Loneliness of the C & D Runners
There Were Hugs
And More Hugs
There Was Bryn
Look out for him at future races!
There Was Some Interesting Attire
Male Veteran 55 – Mark Williams, Haydn Hartnell & Stephen Williams
Female Veteran 55 – Kathleen Jervis, Sharon Woods & Georgina Seed
Female Veteran 45 – Hayley Jackson, Nicola Haines Jones & Melissa Pearce
Great Oaks Yorkley Gallop
Richard Sheehy, Sam and Sian Jones and Helen Williams travelled to the Forest of Dean on Sunday for the annual 6-mile Great Oaks Yorkley Gallop where not only do you get a medal for completing the race but also a Yorkie!
Thanks to Robert Freeman and Linda Kibble for the photos.
Despite a sub-18 run at Llanelli parkrun (with buggy of course), a blustery run around Pembrey in the Wels Road Relay Championships, Sam Lewis Jones still managed to take home second place!
Bristol Half Marathon
Well done to Katie Hamer for completing the Bristol Half Marathon and securing a new PB with a time under 2 hours. She finished in 01:58:24. Kam Panesar was also due to run the race but due to slip down some steps the day before was unable to participate.
Sunday Costa Run
A great turnout for the 14-ish mile run from Bryn Bach Park to Costa Coffee in Abergavenny.
Ethan’s 18th Birthday Cake
This week was Ethan Sayce’s 18th birthday and as part of his celebrations was given a birthday cake made by Cake Artists extraordinaire Maricel Belohorska.
Weston AC Prom Race
During the week whilst working in Weston-super-Mare, Weston AC is her ‘club away from home’ and this week she competed in her first Prom Run which features 2 laps of the promenade.
September 23, 2018 (6:17 pm)
Missed off the roundup twice in 2 weeks now!
Five Valleys Sportive last weekend… and the Ebbw Vale Sprint Tri yesterday!
September 23, 2018 (6:59 pm)
I try to keep up to date with as many members as possible but inevitably there will be some events that slip through the net. If you want something to feature please feel free to send me a message on Facebook with a photo from the event.
September 23, 2018 (7:33 pm)
I feel I need to reply to your comment too. On a weekend I should imagine 25% of the club’s members run somewhere and to mention everyone is just not possible. I for example come 1st over the line at Bryn Bach parkrun most times I run but to mention it every time I run would not really be news. I can see you weren’t mentioned in the tri event but you weren’t on the photograph so I should imagine Rob didn’t know you were there.
We have to remember that Rob does these round ups in his spare time and to check every results sheet of every race would take up his entire Sunday.