Weekly Roundup, November 12th – November 18th
Track Session – Now With Added Becher’s Brook
If you’ve never been to one of our track sessions, they now feature obstacles after the installation of a rather large jump. Sam Jones came prepared for the jump with his own Hobby Horse.
Vests on Tour
Sarah Coote – Niagara Falls
OTT Ultra Photos
Katharine Collins posted some cracking shots from her first ultra which she ran last weekend.
PBs this week went to Huw Steadman who finished in 20:09, Martyn Powell who finished in 24:25, Chris Cummings who finished in 24:50 and Rhiannon Minnard who finished in 30:45.
The new Aberbeeg parkrun is proving popular with club members with 10 members running this week.
Well done to Tony Lewis for getting a parkrun PB of 21:39. Rachel running behind you shouting is great encouragement to run faster 😉
31st British and Irish Masters International
The 31st Annual British and Irish Masters Cross Country International took place in Singleton Park on Saturday and featured Lee Aherne and Nicola Jukes running in two very competitive races. Kath Jervis and Margrett Monk were selected as a reserve runner and even though they weren’t required for the main race, they still got to run in the red vest in the Open Race.
The Green Army is always on hand to support our team mates and in addition to those running Haydn Hartnell and Lauren Cooper also travelled down to support our runners.
GLCL XC: Pontnewynydd
The second fixture in the 2018/2019 GLCL XC league and it was a return to Pontnewynydd for the tough, tough, tough 4 mile route up and down a mountain. Thankfully the sun was shining and there was no snow like last year.
Mark and Rebeccah Williams and Hayley Jackson paid a second visit to Pembrey Country Park for the annual Sospan 10.
Conwy Half Marathon
Sam and Sian Jones were in a sunny North Wales for the Conwy half marathon. Even with a little climb up Great Orme, Sian managed to bag a PB finishing in 01:40:19. Sam did amazing as usual finishing in 31st in a time of 01:22:04.
Tiny Rebel Machen 10K
A sunny day, a 10K+ run up Machen Mountain, a free pint of Cwtch and no entry fee! The format was a bit different – get given a playing card then when you reach the trig point grab the matching card to prove you made it to the top and head back to the Tiny Rebel Brewery for your beer!
Castle Combe Chilly 10K
Congratulations to Katie Hamer who bagged a new PB at the Castle Combe Chilly 10K. She finished in 00:51:54 which was the first time she had run 10K under 52 minutes.
Harry Davies was also running and finished in 8h place with a new 10K of 00:33:32!
London Marathon Ballot
Congratulations to both Helen Williams and Ian Line who were successful in the drawing of the 2019 London Marathon Ballot today. Both were ecstatic about securing the place. Helen has been trying for many years to get a place and Ian is no stranger to the race having run it in under 3 hours in his Club 69 days.
Welsh Inter-School XC Championships
A big well done to Tom Webb who competed in the Welsh Inter-School XC Championships in Brecon on Saturday. He was competing in a big field ranging from 15 to 19 but Tom had a great race on his longest XC distance to date.