23 Sep Weekend Roundup (22-23 Sept 2018)
Welcome to a new feature post in the News Section of our website….the Weekend Roundup. Not promising it will turn up every week, but I’ll do my best to collate the results, highlights and laughs we have had running at the weekend.
Star performance of this wet and windy weekend goes to our Master(ful) Men’s Road Relay Team, who took on the creme de creme of Welsh Road Running on Saturday and came away with shiny Bronze medals. Full results here, with the team finishing 3rd behind Neath Harriers and Llanelli AC, recording a total time of 60 minutes for three 5.7 km laps of Pembrey Country Park. Gary Brown ran the 1st leg in a time of 19:29, handing over to Nathan Christoforato who took 21:20. The team were anchored by Captain Ben Butler-Madden, who finished it off with a superfast 19:11, which was the 4th fastest M35 time on the day. Well done lads, a great result for the Blue & Yellows!
There was also lots of club action at parkruns all over the place on Saturday morning, and Lisa has compiled the best bits….
PB’s for Kevin Chalke (20:21) and Melissa Smith (24:45) 👏🏼👏🏼
Highest age grading Yvonne Williams (25:38) 👏🏼
First Timers to parkrun – new member Freddie Brown (19:31 & 3rd place, excellent work) & Chris Herdman (21:53)👏🏼👏🏼
PB for James Buckingham (24:05)
Good turnout at Grangemore – Chris Seal (22:24) Louise Hunt (22:49) Peter Trott (23:16) Steve Goodfellow(25:23) and Andrea Goodfellow (29:37)👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼
Newport – Malcolm Bradley (22:49 & 28th out 289!) 👏🏼
Thornbury- Debbie Williams (32:27) and Lisa Cleary (23:28) 👏🏼👏🏼
Springburn, Glasgow – Janice Clement (25:55) Poole – Steven Barker (26:29)
Another parkrun stat worthy of mention was Mandy Barrington earning her 25th parkrun volunteer tee-shirt at Barry Island…top work Mandy!
Sunday started off cold and wet, but brightened up later. Representing the club at the Simplyhealth Great Bristol Half Marathon were husband and wife duo Ruth & Damien Cann. Ruth takes up the story….”had a great run despite the wind and the rain 💨🌧 Only about 30 seconds off my pb but best of all no hip thigh or foot pain at any point!!! 😀😀. Damien ran with me and found it easy. He was also very well behaved at the start and didn’t moan too much about the weather. Man at the end asked if we knew each other“
The Canns finished two places apart, with Damien on 1:37:30 and Ruth on 1:37:32!
Prize for the most distant and scenic race this weekend must go to Helen Griffiths, who took on the Baxters Loch Ness Marathon. It looks like a “wild one” so Helen’s 4:20 was a great effort….she posted these pictures on our Facebook page