Weekly Roundup, November 19th – November 25th
Vests on Tour
The Rists (Machu Picchu, Peru)
The Rists are clearly going for the best Vest on Tour photo with this shot at Machu Pichu. But did the run? 🤔
The Rists (Los Picolas Beach, Mancora, Peru)
Thursday was a huge day for me with the publication of 19(!) photographs in Athletics Weekly! I’d been asked to step in due to Paul Stillman being away on holiday and was requested to take team photos for each country and I was welcome to stay around to photograph the races.
I’d planned on sticking around but after a conversation with Athletics Weekly at the event, I whizzed around between each race capturing starts, finishes and mid-race action and thankfully managed to capture nearly every age category winner/runner-up at some point.
It’s such an honour to have had so many photos published including a photograph on the front cover!
There was just a single PB to report at a foggy parkrun on Saturday with Chris Cummings finishing in 24:14.
Congratulations to Andrew Meadows for completing his 100th parkrun!
There were a couple of PBs to report at Aberbeeg with Andrew Jones running 19:45 after being paced Nicola Jukes and Ceri Caswell running under 26:00 – a long time time goal! Well done also to Katharine Collins who got a PB of 22:30 at Merthyr parkrun.
Pen y Fan Horseshoe
Only Sarah Jeremiah was brave enough to sign up to Richard Price’s Pen y Fan tough horseshoe run. The 11-12 mile run started at the Storey Arms before climbing Pen y Fan and then taking a clockwise route returning for another climb up Pen y Fan and then back down to the Storey Arms. Doesn’t look like they would have seen much up on the ridges.
Liverpool Cross Challenge
Lauren Cooper was flying the flag (we need to actually give her one to take with her when she heads off around the country) for the Green Army in Liverpool for the Cross Challenge.
A dozen or so Green Army were at the popular sell-out Howling Bull race near Goodrich on Sunday. The 6-mile trail race is well known for it’s suicide route which most people, including the canicross runners, end up taking.
Well done to Sam Lewis Jones for taking the award for second male and overall and Nicola Jukes for taking 1st V40.
Chase the Christmas Pudding
There was a great turnout at Parc Bryn Bach for the Chase the Christmas Pudding race in aid of Hospice of the Valleys. Poor Lee Aherne paid the price for being the quickest runner by having to dress as a Christmas Pudding and be chased around the lake!
Four Seasons Winter
Just when you think you’ve worked out everyone’s races for the weekend and another sneaks in. Well done to Katherine Williams for completing the Four Seasons Winter race in Margam Country Park. It was a 6-hour timed event and you could run anything from 5K up to a Marathon with the timeframe. Katherine opted for the 10K.
Kim’s Cake and Colouring Run
A tried-and-tested route for Kim and Co. for this Sunday’s run with a 13.1-mile run up to Ponsticill Reservoir and back for some cake and a bit of colouring for Marcus. His cake eating skills are definitely far superior to his colouring skills.
Big Pit Run
Laura, Mike and Kathryn headed out for a 10-miler from Beaufort to Big Pit and managed to recruit a new member whilst there.