Weekly Roundup, September 24th – September 30th
Vests on Tour
Alex Thomas (Pigeon Island, Kusadasi, Turkey)
Chris Cummings (Disney’s Blizzard Beach, Orlando Florida)
Hope Chris did a lap of the beach!
There were 8 PBs to report at this week’s parkrun with Martin Thomas finishing in 18:49, Richard Sheehy in 19:22, Stephen Dallow in 21:34, Claire Sullivan in 23:09, Lucy Atkin-Smith in 24:54, Sharon Woods in 25:18, Beth James in 26:38 and Nicola Lewis scoring yet another PB finishing in 26:47.
In addition all those PBs, our first Honorary Member, the one and only Steve Jones, was in town and more than happy to post for photographs with club members.
And a special mention to Stacey Knight who ran in her 50th parkrun t-shirt (it was her 52nd parkrun) and ran whilst 21 weeks pregnant. #preggersrunner #justkeepplodding
Louise Kirby (Riverfront)
Team Jolly, Alison Holton and Suzie Tew (Pontypool)
Forest of Dean Half Marathon
There was a good turnout for the Forest of Dean Autumn Half Marathon and there were some great results to report. Sam Lewis Jones finished in 6th position overall and both Sarah Jeremiah and Daisy Evans had a PB. It was actually Daisy’s first ever half marathon and finishing in 01:45 on a tough course means she would do much better on a flatter course.
Finishing Video ( Minus Melissa, but she doesn’t mind!)
Cheltenham Half Marathon
The Swifts and Kathryn Price were in Cheltenham for the Half marathon on Sunday. Bobbie scored a PB finishing in 01:52:21 and Darren was probably using Saturday’s curry to help him around 😉
Blenheim Palace 10K
Suzie Tew travelled to Blenheim Palace on Sunday to support her friend who was running her first 10K race. She of course took the Forza top for a pre-race photo.
Llandegfedd Trail 10K
The inaugural Llandegfedd Reservoir 10k took place on Sunday morning and Delphine, Rebeccah and Mark were representing the Green Army. At just under 6 miles the scenic course features a mixture of terrain including fields, trails and tarmac. The race was organised by a group of students in aid of the Princes Trust and hopefully will return next year. It’s worth pointing out that the course follows an established circular path that can be run at any time and starts/finishes at a cafe!
Great Scottish Run 10k
Leigh-Anne Vowles travelled to Glasgow for the Bank of Scotland Great Scottish Run and whilst there just had to pose for a photo with ‘Coneheid’ and do a bit of important pre-race carb loading.
Sarah Williams was back in action this weekend after some foot issues running the Sepsis 6K in Swansea. She was also joined by Julie Parry Bishop and Rhian White.
That Moment When You Realise You’re Back in the Game
Stephen Dallow was flying the flag for the Green Army at the Cowbridge 10K.
Just out of shot are some VERY pink running shoes 😉
Last year saw the fist club Sunday Runch with a run from Bryn Bach Park to Llangynidyr and was a big success so with the warm weather quickly fading away it was time to squeeze in a 2018 Sunday Runch with a run from Bryn Bach Park to Talybont-on-Usk. Expertly organised by Marcus Smith (these things are never easy to organise!), the Star Inn in Talybont, which is now owned by the parents of parkrun regular Joseph Reardon, agreed to put on a special Sunday Roast just for the Green Army. And what a great meal it was!
The run between Bryn Bach Park was relatively uneventful until the group hit the treacherous tram road just outside Talybont. Its first victim was Kim and shortly after it dragged down Ceri Caswell!
Nigel’s Flying Feet
Ahh flying feet, almost the sign you’ve made it as a runner when you get photographed both feet mid-air. Even as a veteran runner I’m sure you’d rather your feet to be flying than not.
Flying Feet #01
Flying Feet #02
Flying Feet #03
Owen and Sarah’s Misty Track Session
“Who put that goal post in lane 1?!”
The Snowdonia boys were up bright and early for a 20-miler around Pengenfford and Llangorse in preparation for next month’s Snowdonia Marathon.
Claire Sullivan was also getting some Snowdonia training in with a bimble up the Tumble. Dave’s not training for Snowdonia so was just doing it for fun.