Weekly Roundup, December 17th – December 23rd
Vests on Tour
Playa del Ingles
Christmas Parlauf Relays
There was another successful Parlauf Relay at the track session this week. Nicola Haines Jones had done a superb job of seeding the teams to make sure there was an even battle. The winners of this year’s relay was Laura Hire, Nathan Harper and Tom Webb.
Llangynidr Bleep Test
The third annual get together took place at Llangynidr this week. 2016 involved efforts around Llangynidr, 2017 involved swimming through some rather large pools of water due to snowmelt and this year featured a Bleep Test at the village hall.
Post-Bleep Test, it was over to the Red Lion for a tasty Christmas meal and entertainment. The Jones’ did a cracking job of creating a challenging quiz featuring a super-tough photo rounds where you had to try and guess club runners from photos of their running shoes and their arms.
There were four PBs to report this week with Harry Davies finishing in a super quick time of 16:31, Ian Line in 20:19, Dave Kempton in 22:12 (first PB at Bryn Bach in 5 years and 3 months!) and Brigitte Heasley in 27:26.
Burnham and Highbridge
Rearranged from last month, the Crick ‘Howeller’ was organised by Sarah Jeremiah and featured 16k of hills, mud a water feature and a cave. Of course there was cake at the end!
£100 Raised for the Steve Jones Statue
Lee Aherne’s fundraising efforts for a Steve Jones statue in Ebbw Vale got a £100 boost on Saturday thanks to Laura Hire and Linda Hoskins raffling a giant stuffed tiger that was donated by Claire Webb. “THERE WILL one day be a statue in Ebbw Vale to commemorate the achievements of one of the world’s greatest marathon runners of all time!”.
Welsh Half Marathon Championships
Congratulations to Michael Lewis who has finally been confirmed as the recipient of a Welsh Champs Silver Medal (M75) for the Half Marathon incorporated into the Cardiff Half!