Weekly Roundup, May 6th – May 12th
Vests on Tour
Salt Lakes, Cape Verde
GLCL Road Series: Parc Bryn Bach
The first GLCL Road Series Race of the 2019/20 season took place on Tuesday and as it was on home turf there was an epic turnout with 124 runners (out of 475 in total) competing. There were plenty of excellent runs with Harry Davies coming home first for the club and a whopping 10 club runners finishing within the top 30!
Age Category Accolades
- John Evans – 3rd M4044
- Alan Reed – 1st M5559
- Haydn Hartnell 2nd M5559
- Nicola Jukes – 2nd F4549
- Neil Lloyd – 1st M6569
- Rachel Lewis – 2nd F4044
- Georgina Seed – 2nd F5559
- Kath Jervis – 1st F6064
- John Howarth – 1st M7099
- Jill Matthews – 2nd F6599
- Brigitte Heasley – 2nd F6064
- Helen Greenwood – 3rd F6064
Congratulations to those club runners who were running their first Road Series race along with those running in the Green Vest for the first time.
Those That Gave It 110%
The Paparazzi Being Papped? Whatever Next?!
There were 7 PBs to report this week with Lauren Cooper running sub-17 minutes for the first time-ever (and beating the female Bryn Bach parkrun record by 27 seconds) finishing in 16:58, Martin Thomas finishing in 17:53, James Williams in 21:28, Martyn Powell in 23:11, Stephen Welband in 24:08, Arelene Osman in 34:28 and Allyson Power in 45:48.
Well done also to Andrew Jones who scored a PB of 19:31 at Aberbeeg parkrun.
Radyr & Morganstown Half Marathon
Daisy was flying the flag for the Green Army on Saturday morning at the Radyr and Morganstown Half Marathon. Dais only decided to tell her husband on Tuesday that he would be running his first half in 12 years and it was only the second time that they’d run a race together.
Sam Standerwick was in Salisbury collecting bling and beer during a whole weekend of races at the Ox Races series by White Star Running.
“Furthest I’ve run in 36hrs since I’ve been ill so really chuffed with how the weekend went.”
It was a gorgeous day for a tough 10-mile run up Machen Mountain and three club members – Bleddyn, Hayley and Stephen – were up for the challenge.
Porthkerry 5 Multi-Terrain
Congratulations to Keri Jones who came 1st in her age category and 4th female overall in the Porthkerry 5 Multi-Terrain race.
Race for Wildlife 10K
Congratulations to Nicola Jukes who took 2nd female in the Race for Wildlife 10K on Sunday.
Talgarth Mill Race
There was a great turnout from the club for the scenic Talgarth Mill Race on Sunday. Thanks to club paparazzo Nigel Pearce for keeping everyone on their toes during the race.
Hereford Half Marathon
Kevin Bradfield travelled to Hereford on Sunday for the Hereford Half Marathon. He finished in a time of 01:46:06.
Cheshire Sprint Triathlon
Steve Hamer (supported by Katie) completed the Cheshire Sprint Triathlon on Sunday morning.
Swansea Epic Traill 10k
Mark, Rebeccah and Hannah were in Swansea on Sunday for the Swansea Epic Trail 10K. Hannah ran excellently taking 2nd Lady!
Beaufort to Aberbeeg
Sian, Suzanne and Lee-Anne’s Mountain Run
Dave and Claire’s 15-Miler
Dave and Claire were too busy nattering to remember to take selfies on the run so you’ll just have to imagine that they’re there!
Man vs Horse Training
We Are Spartan!
Malta Fat Club Winners
Malta Fat Club is now over and here’s the roundup from Laura:-
“So, Fat Club has come to an end! The winners were Delwyn ‘Top Knot’ Tyler, and Michael ‘Fat Boy’ Matthews. Between them they lost 2 Stones and 0.5 pounds. They both take home a cash prize of £40 each. CONGRATULATIONS!
The total amount of weight lost between the 8 ‘Fat Clubbers’ was 3 Stones and 11 pounds.
Mike and Del were told to wear something slimming for a winners photo at the first GLCL race held at PBB last Tuesday. Del clearly misunderstood the memo… suppose slimming and swimming do sound similar!”