03 Nov Weekend Roundup 2-3 November 2019

The “Main Course” this weekend was the Richard Burton 10k Road Race down near Port Talbot, featured above with a happy group of P&D finishers. I bet they were glad the weather had improved a bit from Saturday, with gale-force winds and lashings of rain leading to the cancellation of some parkruns, notably Barry Island…a very sensible decision judging by some of the waves filmed coming over the beach wall on Saturday morning (courtesy of Ryan Price)……

Enjoyed the run this morning!

Posted by Ryan Price on Saturday, 2 November 2019


The Clements were on the road again, and had an interesting adventure just making it to the start at their chosen parkrun….here’s Clem’s update…

“Our parkrun had a very rapid change at 8:30 in the morning when we discovered the one at Penistone, which Janice spotted weeks ago and is only 5 miles from where we are staying, was not happening. It was cancelled due to bonfire/fireworks scheduled in the evening. Fortunately on their website it lists neighbouring parkruns and whilst Barnsley is close by, we’d done that one before. So driving safely but as quickly as possible we hot-footed it to Storthes Hall parkrun. It was lovely. Janice jumped out of the car whilst I parked up and got out of my clobber. She arrived at the start just as the briefing ended and shouted as I was coming and the Run Director reassured that they would wait for me.

The course started in a field, and I mean FIELD, lent to Storthes parkrun by the local football team. Then into woods where the housing company who own the land have given permission for the run to take place. There were 3 laps in the woods, including a rise, well it was a rise the first lap, an incline in the second and a hill in the third (if you know what I mean 😉 ) a few boggy bits, which a marshal was good enough to warn us about, and a descent made a little tricky by the tree roots to negotiate.

We were made to feel very welcome and there was a nice cafe at the community football club within a few yards of the course”.

Here are the rest of the parkrun results from Saturday….

Grangemoor parkrun

A total of 124 runners took part.

View full results for Grangemoor parkrun event #207

Position  ↓ Gender Position  ↓ parkrunner  ↓ Club  ↓ Run Time  ↓
1 1 Matthew HURFORD Les Croupiers RC 00:18:12
8 1 Olivia DYER Cardiff AAC 00:20:19
11 10 Steven BARKER Penarth & Dinas Runners 00:21:19
14 13 Frank ATHERTON Penarth & Dinas Runners 00:21:40
20 4 Catherine BARKER Penarth & Dinas Runners 00:22:25
32 25 Tom EALES Penarth & Dinas Runners 00:24:52
40 12 Rachel EALES Penarth & Dinas Runners 00:25:23
47 16 Arabella CALDER Penarth & Dinas Runners 00:26:14
73 42 Paul WHITMARSH Penarth & Dinas Runners 00:28:58
76 44 Abyd QUINN AZIZ Penarth & Dinas Runners 00:29:18


Storthes Hall parkrun

A total of 51 runners took part.

View full results for Storthes Hall parkrun event #37

Position  ↓ Gender Position  ↓ parkrunner  ↓ Club  ↓ Run Time  ↓
1 1 Martin PECK Spenborough & District AC 00:20:30
6 6 Clem CLEMENT Penarth & Dinas Runners 00:24:24
9 1 Julia JOHNSON Penistone Footpath Runners AC 00:24:38
29 11 Janice CLEMENT Penarth & Dinas Runners 00:31:11


Tremorfa parkrun

A total of 99 runners took part.

View full results for Tremorfa parkrun event #2

Position  ↓ Gender Position  ↓ parkrunner  ↓ Club  ↓ Run Time  ↓
1 1 Peter WOODWARD Forest of Dean AC 00:17:56
24 1 Caroline BASSETT White Rock Runners 00:23:18
39 5 Lisa CLEARY Penarth & Dinas Runners 00:25:34


The Richard Burton 10k was the last race in the Club Championships, and it’s a tough one….the first 5k is mainly uphill, but the 2nd half follows a disused railway path downhill all the way to the finish. Some strong P&D performances….Ian Southwell was first home for us again, 27th overall in 37:39. We had several great Age Category performances; Cath Barker 4th in MW40+ (44:57), Frank Atherton 9th in MM60+ (46:26), Beth Apglyn 12th Senior Woman (47:58), Malcolm Bradley 13th MM60+ (49:08) and Lisa Cleary 11th MW50+ (51:03). The provisional results from the Fullon Sports website are here


Managed to source a brilliant photo of David Brown storming to the finish with ‘flying feet’….I’ve got the same cap, but currently my Brooks Ghosts’ won’t make me move at 42 minute pace! 😂😂

Meanwhile, over in the US of A, Emma ‘Shuey” Healy was gearing up for the New York City Marathon. Emma has to be one of smiliest, friendliest people you could ever meet, and her joy and excitement taking on one of the Major City marathons has been a joy to behold. Even before the race started she was getting into the spirit of things, at the ‘Parade of Nations’…

That wonderful daffodil even made the TV coverage! We all tracked her back in the UK, and she finished in 5:01:01, with her last miles almost as fast as the first ones. Brilliant running Emma, now go and celebrate!

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