26 Jan Weekend Roundup 25-26 January 2020

Last weekend in January = Lliswerry 8 = Club Championship Points!

But first we have some parkrun action to report….

Maybe a few explanations needed to explain some “unexpected” (i.e. slower than ‘normal’) times. Freddie Brown was the 20 minute pacer at Grangemoor, and did a pretty good job of it, finishing in 20:06. Anthony Bannon got his times wrong up in Ruchill, late to start and a run-from-the-back 23:12. Meanwhile down at Wormwood Scrubs Clem and Janice Clement were imprisoned in a world of mud…but got out on parole for a nice photo op…..

Some excellent running closer to home, more specifically Cosmeston LakesAndy Pearce nabbed the V50 Age Category record with a sparkling 19:30, whilst John Davies made his parkrun debut with a tremendous 22:07 to take the V65 record…sorry Malcolm!

Wormwood Scrubs parkrun

A total of 126 runners took part.

View full results for Wormwood Scrubs parkrun event #448

Position  ↓ Gender Position  ↓ parkrunner  ↓ Club  ↓ Run Time  ↓
1 1 Matthew FULLER City of Sheffield and Dearne AC 00:19:00
17 17 Clem CLEMENT Penarth & Dinas Runners 00:23:52
35 1 Catherine Louise SPURIN Epsom Allsorts 00:26:19
80 21 Janice CLEMENT Penarth & Dinas Runners 00:31:25

 

Ruchill parkrun

A total of 93 runners took part.

View full results for Ruchill parkrun event #136

Position  ↓ Gender Position  ↓ parkrunner  ↓ Club  ↓ Run Time  ↓
1 1 Patrick FARRELL Unattached 00:18:24
11 1 Marianne WILSON North Highland Harriers 00:21:42
20 18 Anthony BANNON Penarth & Dinas Runners 00:23:12

 

Barry Island parkrun

A total of 177 runners took part.

View full results for Barry Island parkrun event #245

Position  ↓ Gender Position  ↓ parkrunner  ↓ Club  ↓ Run Time  ↓
1 1 Alfie DAVIES Unattached 00:18:07
7 1 Rebecca GEORGE Barry & Vale Harriers 00:20:38
24 3 Lucy ENTWISTLE Penarth & Dinas Runners 00:23:14
99 84 Meurig CHAPPLE Penarth & Dinas Runners 00:29:20
105 19 Bethan APGLYN Penarth & Dinas Runners 00:29:53
106 20 Kate CHESHIRE Penarth & Dinas Runners 00:30:01

 

Bramley parkrun

A total of 202 runners took part.

View full results for Bramley parkrun event #221

Position  ↓ Gender Position  ↓ parkrunner  ↓ Club  ↓ Run Time  ↓
1 1 Sam ROBINS Chapel Allerton Runners 00:17:18
8 1 Rachel HAWKER University of East Anglia Tri Club 00:19:49
24 21 Paul MCGILVRAY Penarth & Dinas Runners 00:21:51

 

Grangemoor parkrun

A total of 208 runners took part.

View full results for Grangemoor parkrun event #220

Position  ↓ Gender Position  ↓ parkrunner  ↓ Club  ↓ Run Time  ↓
1 1 Richard JACKSON-HOOKINS Les Croupiers RC 00:16:48
4 1 Olivia DYER Cardiff AAC 00:18:48
7 6 Dave MATHEWS Penarth & Dinas Runners 00:19:36
11 10 Frederick BROWN Penarth & Dinas Runners 00:20:06
39 34 Mark TAYLOR Penarth & Dinas Runners 00:23:29
92 19 Arabella CALDER Penarth & Dinas Runners 00:26:31
108 25 Jan FROST Penarth & Dinas Runners 00:27:19

 

Tremorfa parkrun

A total of 147 runners took part.

View full results for Tremorfa parkrun event #13

Position  ↓ Gender Position  ↓ parkrunner  ↓ Club  ↓ Run Time  ↓
1 1 James THIE Cardiff AAC 00:16:58
15 1 Emily BROWN University of Wales Institute Cardiff AC 00:21:26
54 13 Sophie GOTT Penarth & Dinas Runners 00:26:33

 

Cosmeston Lakes parkrun

A total of 231 runners took part.

View full results for Cosmeston Lakes parkrun event #8

Position  ↓ Gender Position  ↓ parkrunner  ↓ Club  ↓ Run Time  ↓
1 1 Andy GARDINER San Domenico RC 00:18:28
4 4 Andy PEARCE Penarth & Dinas Runners 00:19:30
13 1 Bethan GRIFFITHS White Rock Runners 00:21:16
26 25 John DAVIES Penarth & Dinas Runners 00:22:07
75 65 Ian David WARBURTON Penarth & Dinas Runners 00:25:29
110 86 Stephen FARMER Penarth & Dinas Runners 00:28:06

So on to Sunday….and a rather soggy Lliswerry 8, although the vicious winds of previous years were thankfully slightly muted this morning. Nearly 760 runners toed the line and there was a bumper turn out of Twenty-Seven Blue and Yellow seeking those precious Club Championship points.

At the sharp end there was some great rivalry going on, as Ian Southwell dragged Nathan Christoforato round the course, the latter smashing his course PB by a massive 1:38, which is equivalent to over 12 seconds per mile…superb running by both. Next in for us was the unassuming Kevin Chalke, who is also entering a rich vein of form, with a similar 90 second improvement from last year. Really touching to see Kevin’s response to hearing the news that he was victorious in the V55-59 age Category…”what, me?!” Here he is receiving his just rewards….

Great runs for David Brown and Kit Lambert, then a bit of a P&D bun fight going on behind them, as Simon Williamson discovered the long-lost memory of running a race with legs that didn’t hurt, dragging round a Club pace train consisting of Bethan Apglyn, Chris Herdman and Steven Barker. The Club Chairman was surprised as anyone to pick up 3rd spot in his V60-64 age Category.

Louise Hunt ran a strong solitary race next in, followed in by Chris Nellins who defended his V65-69 title from last year…great running Chris! Lisa Cleary and Simon Grant ran round having a good old chinwag, which resulted in Lisa nabbing 3rd spot in her V55-59 Age Category!

And there solid runs from the rest of the team….Gareth Davies, Peter Trott, Kath Petersen (those track sessions doing the job, Kath!), Dan Rayner, Arabella Calder, Jan Frost (making her Club debut), Margaret Ogden, Steve Goodfellow, Sarah Lees, Debbie Rees (well under 60 minute pace for 10k), Julie Broughton (pacing husband Mark), Emma Healy, Glenn Powell and Andrea Goodfellow.

Full results can be found here

Of course the wind and rain of Newport is not to everyone’s taste, and two sensible P&D Ladies headed off for more exotic climes. Mandy Barrington and Bev Warburton took on the rigours of the Marrakech Half Marathon. This being Mandy and Bev, nothing was straightforward, with the start being delayed by 30 minutes but the information displayed on noticeboards facing away from their route there! Here they are about to depart for the second time of asking!

Not surprisingly, a long run in the heat needs a well-thought out rehydration strategy…..but I bet the cakes weren’t as nice as the ones in Newport!

 

1Comment
  • Clem
    Posted at 22:50h, 26 January Reply

    Brilliant

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