Weekly Roundup, Dec 25th – Dec 31st

  • December 29, 2019


Christmas Day parkrun

There was a huge turnout this year for the Christmas Day parkrun and there were two PBs to report with Harry Davies taking the club record with a cracking run of 15:53 followed by Owain Williams who finished in 20:42.

Regular parkrun (and Cyril’s 50th/Birthday parkrun)

There were a number of PBs to report at the parkrun between Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Harry Davies beat his Christmas Day record with a run of 15:41 (the 7th fastest time at the park), followed by Jamie Parry in 16:15, Martin Thomas in 17:38, Sindy O’Sullivan in 25:41, Daniel Pearce in 26:10, John Howarth in 26:21 and Gary Forsyth in 26:49.

parkrun Tourists

Mallard’s Pike

Glynneath Boxing Day Run

Boxing Day saw the return of the 33rd annual Glynneath Boxing Day Race and a number of Green Army runners were in attendance, including regulars such as the Lewis family.

Boxing Day Shenanigans

Sharon Newell took Stephen Price on a wet and muddy run to a wet and misty Highest Point. Looks like someone needs to tie their shoe laces better!

Up the Domen

It’s that time of the year where people need to burn off the excesses of Christmas and what better way to do it than a run up the Domen – it worked for Steve Jones! as always, there was a great turnout with runners of all abilities braving the milder than usual conditions.

Milo’s Groupies?

Grainger’s Blorenge Bimble

Never ask Grainger to take a group shot on a run!

There was a great turnout for his Blorenge Ridge run on Sunday with a mix of the Green Army, Pont-y-pwl & District Runners and Pontypool Phoenix.

Up Abertwssg

Old Father Time

The Osmans and Dave Kempton (not sure who else – maybe also Mark Williams) were in Cardiff for a flat and fast 5 mile Old Father Time race. The post-race goody bag had some interesting items including a bottle of wine.

Wye Valley Wander

Sam Lewis Jones, Stephen Phillips and Carl Peacock were running around Chepstow Racecourse on Sunday with Sam taking 3rd position just a few seconds behind 2nd. Part of the course takes in the Wye Valley Walk and is rather tricky. If you fancy running the same tricky route there’s also a night version of the race.

Thanks to Tosh Simpkin for the photos.

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