18 Feb Weekend Roundup 16-17 Feb 2019
Another bunch of new members to welcome this weekend, some of whom will be familiar as nippy parkrunners (more about that later). Welcome to Penarth and Dinas Runners!
Cover girl this week is Melissa Lappin/Smith (photo courtesy of Lisa Cleary), who had a stonking run at Barry Island parkrun, knocking 40 seconds off her best previous time on this course. The Island on Saturday was the place to be for new course PBs, with Ben Butler-Madden recording 16:43 (12 seconds off) and Kevin Chalke chipping 3 seconds off as he moved ever-closer to the 20 minute mark.
Here are the complete Club parkrun results from Saturday….
Barry Island: 1st Ben 16:43, 2nd Andy Pearce 19:23, 6th Kevin 20:14, 11th Colin Caesar 21:11, 30th (3rd Woman) Melissa 23:26, 82nd Ian Warburton 26:57, 138th Paul Whitmarsh 31:22
Grangemoor: 20th (2nd Woman) Cath Barker 22:29, 39th Gareth Davies 23:37, 76th Steve Goodfellow 25:58, 113th Glenn Powell 28:04, 124th Andrea Goodfellow 28:39
Cardiff: 21st Ian Southwell 17:55
Springburn: 25th Clem Clement 20:55, 74th Janice Clement 26:38
Wallace, Lisburn (NI): 24th Frank Atherton 22:32
There were a couple of events that members attended on Sunday. At the Cardiff 20/10, Ben Butler-Madden was first home for us in the 20(9th), running it as part of a hard training block off the back of a fast 5k the day before (and over 80 miles for the week!) The photo below indicates that he was in “stealth mode”, hoping not to be recognised by his local rivals. Great to see Paul Morton wearing his Blue and Yellow vest again, and actually smiling in a race! He ran with Beth Apglyn for the first half, as Beth yet again smashed one of her PBs to bits. Chris Nellins won the Men’s 60-120 Year Age Category(!) and Mr Marathon Steve New got yet more miles in his legs…not sure how that was possible! Full results are here
20 mile race: 9th Ben Butler-Madden 2:10:02, 26th Paul Morton 2:29:32, Chris Nellins 2:39:28, 70th Steve New 3:49:56
10 mile race: 24th (6th Woman) Beth Apglyn 76:36 (7 minutes off previous PB)
Malcolm Bradley travelled “oop North” (well as far as Cwmbran actually…) and took part in the Sorbrook Slog, organised by Griffithstown Harriers. Apparently there was lots of mud and stream crossings, so Malcolm will have felt right at home. He finished 39th in 64:19. Full results here