Weekly Roundup, March 11th – March 17th
Vests on Tour
Despite the conditions this morning, there were five PBs to report – Beth Jones who finished in 21:53, Marcus Smith in 22:40, Chris Cummings 23:10, Martyn Powell in 23:56 and Susan Kelly in 33:14. Welcome back Cyril Williams who returned after a hernia operation and Nick Smith who’s had a busy time in Parliament!
BG Life GOTri
Ian Davies competed in the BG Life GoTri event in wet and windy conditions on Saturday. Not sure if anyone else from the club was there.
Steven Phillips was in Berkeley, Gloucestershire on Saturday for Fission 20:20. It was his first of two 20-mile races this weekend.
San Domenico 20/10
There was a good turnout for the San Domenico 20/10 with a mix running both the 20 mile and 10 mile races. Claire and Sarah were using the race to prepare for the St Illtyd’s ultra in May and Helen was using it as a training run for the London Marathon next month. Well done to Haydn for taking first in his age category and Andrew Jones for securing a 10-mile PB in his longest race since the Welsh Castles Relay in 2017.
Coach Dave Pointing to the Post-Race Cake
Congratulations to Haydn Hartnell who took first in his age category.
Bath Half Marathon
Kathryn Price, Suzie Tew, Sam Jackson and Lee Aherne all ran the Bath Half Marathon on Sunday. Lee Aherne is training for his double marathon in April/May and finished in a cracking time of 01:14:45. Suzie who is back from injury scored a PB finishing in 01:51:12.
Our New CiRFs
Congratulations to Tony, Gareth and Rachel who have spent the last few months training to be our new Coaches in Running Fitness. Today they passed with flying colours.
16 Miles into a 13.1 Mile Self Navigation Half Marathon
Rumour has it, Darren is still out there somewhere.
Louise Kirby at the British Masters
This was too late for last week’s roundup but Louise Kirby was competing in the British Masters Indoor event at Lee valley last weekend. She scored a PB, 2 Season’s Bests and picked up her bronze medal from the summer outdoor event.
Where’s Wally (PBBRC Edition)
Welcome Back Stacey
Welcome back Stacey Knight who has started running with the First Strides training session. “Some hefty hill efforts and I felt every extra pound! Thoroughly enjoyed to have just one hour as ‘me’ again!”.
Philip Miles aka ‘The Man with the Whistle’ Accepts Kim’s Friend Request!
After three years (yes three years!), Phillip Miles has finally accepted Kim’s friend request on Facebook. He’s in such demand that it’s has taken him this long to go through his list of friend requests. After Kim’s announcement, other club members shared their experiences.
Neil Beynon: And there was me thinking 2 years was long. There’s hope for us yet.
Andrew Jones: Obviously I’m one of his favourites, a mere six months wait for me.
Laura Hire: I actually cancelled mine as I got fed up of waiting… I guess I have to go back to the start of the 3 yr list now.
Malta Fat Club
5 out of 8 fat clubbers gained weight this week taking the total weight loss back down to 3st 4lb. Someone didn’t help by eating most of a birthday cake this week. Not mentioning any names Laura.
And It’s Goodbye from Sarah!