Weekend Roundup 17-18 Nov 2018

18 Nov Weekend Roundup 17-18 Nov 2018

The cover photo features our Nigel working the crowd at the SOSPAN 10 on Sunday afternoon….full report further down the page.

But first, it’s been a while since we welcomed our new members; apologies. Hope this captures everyone who joined in the last month or so….

Arabella Calder

Paul Tamlyn

Darren Morgan

Iona Graham

Welcome to the BEST club in the Penarth and Dinas Powys area!!

Arabella wasted no time at all getting stuck in and claiming the “Biggest Bandit” prize at Monday’s Club Handicap 5 miler! She managed to run nearly 5 minutes faster than her predicted time, so a pleasing sign of things to come, well done. Freddie Brown flew around the course in a nippy 31:36, showing great promise for events longer than parkrun. We await his cross country debut on 2nd December with great interest. Next home officially was Kev Chalke in 34:13, but my Strava surveillance (stalking) tells me that Jon Ely ran from home and recorded 33:21. Nice to see Ruth Cann coming back from injury and recording 38:21, and a special mention for Melissa Smith who was only 14 seconds outside her predicted time of 43 minutes…great pacing, but why didn’t you lurk in the bushes outside the Leisure Centre and nail 43 on the head?!?


Saturday was of course parkrun day, and there were some excellent results locally and further afield.

Cardiff Blackweir: 33rd Mike Morgan 18:47 (you might leave your barcode at home, Mike, but I’ll find you on Strava)

Barry Island: 7th Kev Chalke 20:24 (1st V55, 75.98% Age Grade score), 26th Lisa Cleary 23:25 (3rd Lady, 75.3% AG score), 41st Melissa Smith 24:34, 65th Ian Warburton (+ son Evan) 26:36, 102nd Beth Apglyn (+ first timer Joel) 29:59

Cardiff Grangemoor: 7th Jon Ely 19:36 (parkrun first timer!), 19th Jonathan Salisbury 21:31, 20th Chris Herdman 21:32 (PB by 3 secs), 22nd Terry McCarthy 21:45 (PB by a massive 37 secs, AG score 74.41%), 30th Malcolm Bradley 22:08 (AG score a whopping 77.94%), 34th Cath Barker 22:46 (3rd Lady), 49th Mark Taylor 23:51, 50th James Buckingham 23:59, 70th Bev Warburton 25:37, 87th Mandy Barrington 26:38, 96th Cam Large 27:29 (another minute lopped off his time from last week), 111th Glenn Powell 28:12, 132nd Margaret Ogden 29:27, 136th Andrea Goodfellow 29:41

Springburn, Glasgow: 23rd Clem Clement 21:07 (AG score 75.30%, and proving that interval training works!)

Riverfront (Newport): 98th Lyn Evans 26:44 (taking a well-earned rest from Race Directing on the Island)

And so on to the main event of the weekend, with a fair few of us making a return trip to Pembrey Country Park after last week’s XC fixture….this Sunday it was the hugely popular SOSPAN Multi Terrain 10 miler. As ever, there were some convoluted Facebook conversations organising car shares to get there, but everyone seemed to arrive in one piece and ready to race….(photo courtesy of Steve New)

Hot on the heels from his 10k success last week, Ben Butler-Madden bossed it in the lead pack for most of the race before storming home for a brilliant 2nd place just 12 seconds down on the winner, and first in the MM35-45 age category. He had to make do with being the second Ben home (the winner being Ben Williams from Port Talbot Harriers!) But his prize was this wonderfully crafted and unique silver training shoe…..

Unfortunately, I have to put this into context with the next photo (sorry Ben!)…😂😂

Great run also by Cath Barker, finishing 3rd Lady 35-44….here are the provisional P & D results:

2nd Ben Butler-Madden 59:59, 83rd Cath Barker 77:21, 148th Malcolm Bradley 83:14, 163rd Debbie Evans/Warburton 84:02, 168th Gareth Davies 84:24, 173rd Louise Hunt 84:34, 232nd Beth Apglyn 90:42, 292nd Sarah Lees 96:21, 302nd Yvonne Williams 96:47, 316th Steve New 97:49, 338th Mandy Barrington 101.06, 353rd Sarah Patnett 102:51, 400th Nigel Adams 108.20 (489 finishers, full results can be found here)

Here’s Sarah P dashing to the finish….nice to see you back racing, Sarah!

And the obligatory Team photo…thank you Malcolm Bradley for capturing the day’s action again.

This race was also the last in the P & D Club Championships, the full details of which can be found here. Congratulations to all the winners, a full retrospective review of the year to come in the next week or so.





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