Weekly Roundup, April 1st – April 8th
Vests on Tour
Holywell Bay, Cornwall
There were six PBs to report at this week’s parkrun with Martin Thomas finishing in 18:15, Beth Jones in 21:43, Chris Cummings in 22:12, Stephen Price in 22:45, Donna Henderson in 27:50 and Paddy Costello in 29:02.
Merthyr parkrun (1st Male and 1st Female)
Vale Coastal Ultra and 18.5-Miler
Stephen Phillips competed in the Vale Coastal 18.5 Miler on Saturday and bagged himself a PB of 16 minutes compared to the last time he ran it. Gareth Edwards ran the full ultra finishing in 5 hours and 47 minutes.
Sugar Loaf Fell Race
7 miles and 1725ft ascent with a climb to the summit of Sugar Loaf, the Sugar Loaf Fell Race was attended by Sam Lewis Jones, Bleddon Jones, Sarah Jeremiah, Daisy Evans and Martin Chammings.
Steve Hamer was in Penarth on Sunday morning for the Tough Runner UK Wales Duathlon which featured a 5k run followed by a 20k bike ride and another 5k run.
There was an excellent result from the ever improving Hayley Jackson who took 2nd female at the Reverse 10 on Sunday. Around half way into the race Hayley was around 30 seconds or so behind 2nd place and had another female runner on her tail. She managed to catch the 2nd place female and finish 15 seconds ahead of her.
Dave’s Safety Pin Incident
Never take off your shorts when the paparazzi are around!
Offa’s Dyke 10K
There were some great results for the club at the Offa’s Dyke 10 race on Sunday. The race was a new shorter distance and the men (Sam, Darren and Haydn) took first Men’s Team, the women (Sian, Rebeccah and Laura) took 2nd Female Team, Haydn took 2nd MV50, Darren Kippest took 2nd MV45, Sian took 2nd Female (and 1st senior female) and Dai Smout took 1st VM70. Thanks to Lou Summers for the team photo and Stefanie Francis for the mid-race photos.
Eastnor Castle 7
The Swifts were in Eastnor for the Eastnor Castle 7 – ‘an undulating 7 miles rural course over footpaths, tracks and through woodland culminating in the ‘Orrible’ climb to the Obelisk!’ I’m not sure if the photo of Darren eating what looks like a burger was taken pre-, or post-race.
Margam Pursuit 10K
The Carters were in Margam Park for the Margam Pursuit 10K and it was Ruth’s first race since October. She completed the hilly course in 57 minutes.
Nicky Morgan was rocking the Green Army vest in Tenerife this weekend in the Arona 10K race.
Dai’s Crack of Dawn Run
Up The Rhiw
Rachel’s Run and Yoga
Up the Golf Course
The Rist’s Sunday Run
Sarah’s Snowy 20
Steven Phillip’s First Triathlon
Well done to Stephen Phillips for completing his first triathlon on Sunday at GoTri in Maindy, Cardiff.
Beer Running Club
This week saw my return to Beer Running Club after missing it for the last 11 months. 10K completed plus a beer or three before lunch!
Just When You Thought You Were Safe To Go on Your Long Run…
…the club paparazzi appears! Poor Sam thought he was safe running along the same route as the Reverse 10.
Future parkrun Pacer Events
Malta Fat Club
Only a few weeks to go until the club Malta trip and the total loss is 3st 11lbs.