19 Jan CF64 Winter Race Report & Weekend Roundup 18-19 Jan 2020

This weekend saw the first of our three annual races, the CF64 Winter Race, so named because of its postcode and distance in miles…but such is the nature of the course, the time to get round it isn’t that relevant to most of the competitors. It’s more about enjoying some serious puddle action!

Having said that we must congratulate our Men’s and Women’s winners, John Morris (Les Croupiers) & Tammy Nurse who skated around in 38:43 & 45:56 respectively.

Full results can be found here.

The event was created and delivered by a large group of people, wonderfully choreographed by our extremely talented Race Director Lyn Evans. Lyn has taken event organisation to a new level for races in Cosmeston Lakes Country Park…he was the mastermind behind the recently launched parkrun at the same venue, which means he can now schedule his pre-race recce to mesh seamlessly with a Saturday morning check! To be honest, we were a bit nervous at that stage, as the tarmac sections of One Mile Lane were quite treacherous with black ice, and we had to divert parkrunners on to the grass verge at various points. Fortunately, whilst it was very cold overnight, the tarmac had a light dusting that was no problem to run on by race start on Sunday.

Some people who need our thanks are Debbie Williams (Volunteer Coordinator) and the 60-odd marshals and volunteers from P&D, SMR and White Rock who stood out in the cold and cheered you on. They rightly received some fantastic feedback on our Facebook page, many thanks to all of the runners who took the time to comment. And a big thank you to our resident ‘snapper’ Abyd Quinn Aziz…you can see his full gallery on the Facebook page (link above).

We would also like to thank Race Referee Ian McDonald, the team from St John Ambulance and the Park Rangers at Cosmeston Lakes. We were also grateful to the Ladies from Women Running Penarth, who provided the cakes raising funds for their charity, Maggie’s Cancer Care, which you can make further donations to via this link.

Hope to see all the runners back for another bit of winter sun in 2021!

In amongst all this organisational effort, we had P&D runners getting out there and racing on both weekend days.

Some sparkling parkrun performances in there…great running by Kevin Chalke at Cosmeston Lakes (avoiding the black ice!) scorching to a course PB and reclaiming the V55+ Age Record with a fine 19:46. He wasn’t however the first of us to finish there…Freddie Brown had a corker, finishing 3rd in 18:28, and hopefully beginning to see the benefits of Wednesday Club track sessions. Meanwhile over on Barry Island, Debbie Rees bagged another course PB, this time dipping under 29 minutes with 28:40, whilst up in the Midlands (Walsall), Cath Barker claimed 2nd Women’s finisher with a solid 21:23.

Cardiff parkrun

A total of 940 runners took part.

View full results for Cardiff parkrun event #634

Position  ↓ Gender Position  ↓ parkrunner  ↓ Club  ↓ Run Time  ↓
1 1 Daniel HAMILTON Abingdon AC 00:15:37
33 1 Luticia THOMAS Swansea Harriers AC 00:19:30
414 108 Margaret OGDEN Penarth & Dinas Runners 00:28:31

 

Hackney Marshes parkrun

A total of 677 runners took part.

View full results for Hackney Marshes parkrun event #500

Position  ↓ Gender Position  ↓ parkrunner  ↓ Club  ↓ Run Time  ↓
1 1 Tom COWLING Highgate Harriers 00:16:16
38 38 Michael MORGAN Penarth & Dinas Runners 00:19:34
65 1 Hayley MORLEY Unattached 00:20:30

 

Walsall Arboretum parkrun

A total of 567 runners took part.

View full results for Walsall Arboretum parkrun event #413

Position  ↓ Gender Position  ↓ parkrunner  ↓ Club  ↓ Run Time  ↓
1 1 Adam SMITH Aldridge RC 00:16:54
22 1 Lisa WAKEMAN Aldridge RC 00:19:57
37 2 Catherine BARKER Penarth & Dinas Runners 00:21:23
40 38 Steven BARKER Penarth & Dinas Runners 00:21:47

 

Penallta parkrun

A total of 186 runners took part.

View full results for Penallta parkrun event #234

Position  ↓ Gender Position  ↓ parkrunner  ↓ Club  ↓ Run Time  ↓
1 1 Dan SMITH Unattached 00:18:48
9 1 Isabel CLARK Blaenau Gwent 00:21:48
34 4 Louise HUNT Penarth & Dinas Runners 00:24:39
126 47 Lindsey Jane HUNT Penarth & Dinas Runners 00:31:53

 

Weymouth parkrun

A total of 449 runners took part.

View full results for Weymouth parkrun event #334

Position  ↓ Gender Position  ↓ parkrunner  ↓ Club  ↓ Run Time  ↓
1 1 Joshua AVENELL Swansea Uni AC 00:16:40
18 1 Alexandra DOOR Egdon Heath Harriers 00:20:14
142 114 Laurie SMITH Penarth & Dinas Runners 00:25:19
198 50 Katie CLARK Penarth & Dinas Runners 00:27:06

 

Haverfordwest parkrun

A total of 82 runners took part.

View full results for Haverfordwest parkrun event #123

Position  ↓ Gender Position  ↓ parkrunner  ↓ Club  ↓ Run Time  ↓
1 1 Oliver WILLIAMS Pontypridd Roadents AC 00:18:30
17 1 Katharine GREEN Pembrokeshire Harriers AAC 00:25:31
34 8 Beverley WARBURTON Penarth & Dinas Runners 00:28:42

 

Springburn parkrun, Glasgow

A total of 197 runners took part.

View full results for Springburn parkrun, Glasgow event #287

Position  ↓ Gender Position  ↓ parkrunner  ↓ Club  ↓ Run Time  ↓
1 1 Fergus REID Springburn Harriers 00:17:44
37 1 Imogen PORTER Unattached 00:23:41
117 27 Janice CLEMENT Penarth & Dinas Runners 00:31:04

 

Barry Island parkrun

A total of 202 runners took part.

View full results for Barry Island parkrun event #244

Position  ↓ Gender Position  ↓ parkrunner  ↓ Club  ↓ Run Time  ↓
1 1 Luke WILLIAMS Inverness Harriers AAC 00:18:04
7 1 Elin Carys MORGAN Unattached 00:20:31
71 58 James BUCKINGHAM Penarth & Dinas Runners 00:26:50
95 17 Debbie REES Penarth & Dinas Runners 00:28:40

 

Grangemoor parkrun

A total of 239 runners took part.

View full results for Grangemoor parkrun event #219

Position  ↓ Gender Position  ↓ parkrunner  ↓ Club  ↓ Run Time  ↓
1 1 Daniel SOLTYS Royal Navy AC 00:18:06
19 1 Natalya CHEDZEY Unattached 00:23:04
55 48 Steve GOODFELLOW Penarth & Dinas Runners 00:26:45
57 50 Mark TAYLOR Penarth & Dinas Runners 00:26:49
89 22 Arabella CALDER Penarth & Dinas Runners 00:28:53
99 25 Andrea GOODFELLOW Penarth & Dinas Runners 00:29:20
125 44 Bethan APGLYN Penarth & Dinas Runners 00:31:09

 

Cosmeston Lakes parkrun

A total of 246 runners took part.

View full results for Cosmeston Lakes parkrun event #7

Position  ↓ Gender Position  ↓ parkrunner  ↓ Club  ↓ Run Time  ↓
1 1 James THIE Cardiff AAC 00:17:28
3 3 Frederick BROWN Penarth & Dinas Runners 00:18:28
9 9 Kevin CHALKE Penarth & Dinas Runners 00:19:46
28 1 Janet HOLMES Les Croupiers RC 00:22:31
64 52 Christian OGDEN Penarth & Dinas Runners 00:25:46
67 14 Lisa CLEARY Penarth & Dinas Runners 00:25:51
88 20 Sophie GOTT Penarth & Dinas Runners 00:26:52
101 26 Jan FROST Penarth & Dinas Runners 00:27:50
102 27 Helen GRIFFITHS Penarth & Dinas Runners 00:27:51
104 76 Richard JACKSON Penarth & Dinas Runners 00:28:00
127 94 Ian David WARBURTON Penarth & Dinas Runners 00:29:26
129 34 Sarah LEES Penarth & Dinas Runners 00:29:47
239 132 Martyn HALL Penarth & Dinas Runners 00:43:50

Another P&D athlete who’s been working extremely hard over the winter is Nathan Christoforato, putting in lots of metronomic track sessions down at Jenner Park and solid long runs on the road, often very early in the morning before work. Well Nathan reaped the rewards today, with a tremendous new PB at the Speedway 10k near Chepstow. A quality field had been assembled, and this dragged Nathan round at sub-six minute mile pace for the awesome time of 36:13. Top work, fella! (Congratulations also to two ex-members who produced massive PBs at the same race, Ben Butler-Madden just outside 32 minutes and Paul Morton close on the heels of Nathan!)

Finally, we have our first Marathoner of the year! Paul McGilvray took on the Gloucester Marathon and finished in the sterling time of 3:32:13, which was good enough for 78th overall and 11th in the MM50 Age Category…well done, Paul!

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