Weekly Roundup, Oct 7th – Oct 13th

  • October 13, 2019

Vests on Tour

Greek/Italian Cruise

Rhodes

Washington DC

Disney’s Port Orleans Resort, Orlando


parkrun

It was a quieter week for PBs due to cross country but there were still four to report with Daniel Pearce finishing in 26:22, Jayne Jones in 26:27, Chloe Dickinson-Morris in 26:46 and Joanne Kilby in 34:43.

I see Eirwen has taken a break from being pushed around the lake by Sam and started volunteering.


GLXC – Llandaff Fields

This weekend saw the start of the Gwent League 2019/20 season with tough race at Llandaff Fields in Cardiff. The event saw the first outing for the new Super Gazebo which was easily the biggest club tent.

There Was Our Shiny New Gazebo

There Was The Log Jump

Which Some Took in Their Stride

Whilst Others Took A More Cautious Approach

There Were Smiles

And A Smile For Knocking 5 Minutes Off Last Year’s Time

There Were Medals from Last Season

Lauren Cooper and Nicola Jukes were awarded their medals from the 2018/19 GLXC season with Lauren taking gold for Champion Senior Woman and Nicola taking bronze for 3rd Female Master 45.

And There Was Sharon 🙄


Inspire Wales Trail Half Marathon (Merthyr)

Dave and Claire swapped their usual long Sunday run for a damp trail half marathon from Merthyr.

A Win for The Green Army

Well done to new club member Gareth Price who took the win at the event. He recently rejoined the club after being pestered by Gavin Patterson to join again.


Ponty Plod

Milo, Sarah Jeremiah, Melissa Pearce and Helen Williams tackled the 11-mile Ponty Plod trail race at Llandegvedd Reservoir.

Luckily for them my camera was taking a race after yesterday’s cross country.


Eastnor Castle Mud Bath

I think the race lived up to its name!


Welsh Half Marathon Champions

There was some great news this weekend with the announcement of Harry Davies, Sam Lewis Jones and Jamie Parry taking team gold at this month’s Cardiff Half Marathon. Also in the same race, Nicola Jukes collected a silver in the F45 category, Mark Williams took Bronze in the M60 category, Michael Lewis took silver in the M75 category and Lee Aherne took gold in the M50 category.


CiRF

Lee Phillips spent this weekend on the Welsh Athletics course to become a CiRF (Coach in Running Fitness).


Junior parkrun

Sunday saw a record turnout for the year with 34 youngsters up at the Park. Particular thanks must go to Bryn Bach Primary school who did a friendly Take-Over today and their headteacher, our Laura Hire and other school staff who volunteered alongside the usual brilliant volunteer crew.

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