Weekly Roundup, April 9th – April 14th
This week we had not one but two club members being used to lure people into entering different races.
Police Sport UK Cross Country Championships 2019
Ian Munro travelled up to Lancaster on Wednesday to represent the Gwent Police Running Section in the 2019 Police Sport UK Cross Country Championships.
There were 4 course PBs this week with Martyn Powell finishing in 23:32, Nathan Harper in 24:02, Susan Kelly in 32:42 and Jase Kilby in 33:31.
Longtown Llanthony Loop
Sam Lewis Jones was representing East Wales in the tough Longtown Llanthony Loop. In Sam’s words, ‘if I rolled up in to a ball, I still wouldn’t get down the hills quicker than the fast runners’.
Congratulations to Ian Davies who came 1st in the super vet category at Hereford Duathlon. Ian: “I’m feeling pretty chuffed“.
Great Welsh Marathon & Half Marathon
Congratulations to Katharine Collins for finishing the Great Welsh Marathon in a time of 03:47 which gives her a Good for Age entry into London 2020. Well done also to Roger Freeman who scored a PB in the half marathon finishing in 01:41.
Sheffield Half Marathon
Alison Holton was in Sheffield running the Half Marathon with one of her sisters.
This Sunday was the annual Kymin Dash with it’s 1 Mile+ climb at the start of the race. It’s a tough race but there were still some great perforamces including a huge 7 minute PB for Delphine Jones.
Evolution of a Race
Well Done Kath
Well done Kath for taking 2nd in her age category.
Hospice of the Valleys 6 Mile Race
The weather was cracking for the annual Hospice of the Valleys 6 mile race. PBBRC continued their long standing relationship with the Hospice of the Valleys by again managing the race with ALL proceeds going to charity. As usual there was fantastic support from members of the club.
Congratulations to Harry Davies and Nicola Jukes for taking 1st Male and Female and well done to Jo Summerfield for taking 2nd female.
James Thomas was in Paris for the Paris Marathon and running for the Asics Frontrunner Team. He finished in 03:56.
Sam Standerwick was preparing for the upcoming Fur Nations race with a canicross event in Caerphilly. Sam said the 3.5 mile hilly technical, trail run was the “first run for months that I’ve been buzzing from”.