06 Oct Weekend Roundup 5 – 6 October 2019

This weekend “dominated” by the Cardiff Half Marathon, but some really strong runs to report on from parkrun Saturday.

Pride of place must go to Andy Pearce, who finished first at Barry Island with a magnificent PB time of 18:41, 19 seconds better than he had done previously ‘on the Island”. Not only that, Andy also elevated himself into the lofty heights of the “80% Club”, joining Gary, Malcolm and Yvonne. Also at BI, and only a week after the Berlin Marathon, Beth Apglyn was smiling her way to a highly impressive 22:53 and 3rd Female finisher. Paul McGilvray was down in his home town for the Cardiff Half but had a stonking run, with a 21:24 PB clocking and 8th place.

Meanwhile over at Grangemoor, new member Anthony Bannon shaved 7 seconds off his course PB, finishing 3rd overall in 19:08.

Cardiff parkrun

A total of 712 runners took part.

View full results for Cardiff parkrun event #617

Position  ↓ Gender Position  ↓ parkrunner  ↓ Club  ↓ Run Time  ↓
1 1 Thomas GOSTELOW Charnwood AC 00:15:42
21 1 Vicky JACKSON Run4All Neath 00:18:38
140 19 Lisa CLEARY Penarth & Dinas Runners 00:23:42

 

Ashton Court parkrun

A total of 466 runners took part.

View full results for Ashton Court parkrun event #426

Position  ↓ Gender Position  ↓ parkrunner  ↓ Club  ↓ Run Time  ↓
1 1 Callum MOORE Unattached 00:18:23
13 1 Claire HAMMETT Unattached 00:19:42
109 17 Ruth CANN Penarth & Dinas Runners 00:24:24

 

Cheltenham parkrun

A total of 479 runners took part.

View full results for Cheltenham parkrun event #346

Position  ↓ Gender Position  ↓ parkrunner  ↓ Club  ↓ Run Time  ↓
1 1 Dominic JAMES Cheltenham & County Harriers 00:16:37
22 1 Briony BISHOP Gloucester Athletic Club 00:20:18
162 136 Tom EALES Penarth & Dinas Runners 00:25:40

 

Barry Island parkrun

A total of 150 runners took part.

View full results for Barry Island parkrun event #228

Position  ↓ Gender Position  ↓ parkrunner  ↓ Club  ↓ Run Time  ↓
1 1 Andy PEARCE Penarth & Dinas Runners 00:18:41
8 8 Paul MCGILVRAY Penarth & Dinas Runners 00:21:24
14 1 Rebecca GEORGE Barry & Vale Harriers 00:22:06
22 3 Bethan APGLYN Penarth & Dinas Runners 00:22:53
35 6 Lucy ENTWISTLE Penarth & Dinas Runners 00:24:03
57 47 Richard JACKSON Penarth & Dinas Runners 00:25:58
63 13 Katie CLARK Penarth & Dinas Runners 00:26:55

 

Grangemoor parkrun

A total of 145 runners took part.

View full results for Grangemoor parkrun event #203

Position  ↓ Gender Position  ↓ parkrunner  ↓ Club  ↓ Run Time  ↓
1 1 Matthew HURFORD Les Croupiers RC 00:18:01
3 3 Anthony BANNON Penarth & Dinas Runners 00:19:08
6 6 Dave MATHEWS Penarth & Dinas Runners 00:19:38
14 1 Helen JESSOP Les Croupiers RC 00:21:21
87 69 Mark TAYLOR Penarth & Dinas Runners 00:28:46
89 70 Gareth DAVIES Penarth & Dinas Runners 00:28:47
101 27 Emma HEALY Penarth & Dinas Runners 00:30:05
136 55 Zoe BARBER Penarth & Dinas Runners 00:36:35

 

And so on to the Main Course for the weekend…the Cardiff Half Marathon. Over 27000 entrants, and a majority (14000) were women, which is heartening to see. Not quite that percentage for P&D, where I reckon we had 25 men and 20 women, which was an absolutely astounding turnout. After nasty weather all week, the sun came out and conditions were near-perfect.

Performance-wise, there was a lot to cheer, with PBs galore. First man home for us was Ian Southwell, who snuck under 80 minutes with a PB 79:31 and 144th finisher overall. Our first woman home was new recruit Kaarina Ruta, who blitzed round the course in a time of 94:43, which was good enough for 89th overall woman finisher.

There were some great Age Group finishes, with Kevin Chalke 5th in MM55 (88:05), Cath Barker 9th in MW40 (96:15) and Malcolm Bradley 9th in MM65 (106:06).

I know of PBs by Freddie Brown (85:16), Paul McGilvray (93:51), Kit Lambert (95:22), Terry McCarthy (103:45), Melissa Smith (112:24) and Emma Healy (131:37)…..anyone else? Mark Taylor? Special mentions for Madeleine Attridge (fastest race post-baby!) and Jake Bourne (course PB by 4 minutes).

Full results can be found here, and I’ve filtered the Penarth and Dinas Runners below. People I couldn’t find in the results (and not already mentioned) were Steve Howard 1:31:05, David Brown 1:32:39, Ruth Cann 1:40:47, Mike Samuel 2:06:16, Arabella Calder 2:08:53, Ali Reeves 2:09:05, Darren Morgan 2:09:20, Cam Large 2:19:59 and Tim Cummings (2:27:21…sorry Tim!)

Here’s a montage of some of my favourite snaps from the day…..

 

1440 Freddie Brown Male 302 MOPEN 164 00:20:41 00:41:25 01:01:47 01:21:22 01:25:34 325 01:25:16 334
378 Nathan Christoforato Male 309 M35+ 78 00:19:37 00:39:26 00:59:34 01:21:00 01:25:48 332 01:25:41 345
220 Kevin Chalke Male 439 M55+ 5 00:20:28 00:41:00 01:02:01 01:23:36 01:28:40 476 01:28:05 466
2139 Jon Ely Male 467 M40+ 69 00:20:41 00:41:26 01:02:27 01:23:52 01:29:06 506 01:28:26 496
1577 Kit Lambert Male 966 M35+ 197 00:22:11 00:44:33 01:07:18 01:30:31 01:36:18 1055 01:35:22 1129
2366 Catherine Barker Female 103 F40+ 9 00:21:51 00:44:03 01:07:17 01:31:22 01:37:42 1187 01:36:15 1235
3070 Frank Atherton Male 1271 M60+ 19 00:23:02 00:46:10 01:09:41 01:33:05 01:39:35 1397 01:38:04 1470
2280 Paul Mcgilvray Male 1348 M50+ 85 00:22:02 00:44:50 01:07:33 01:29:24 01:40:08 1483 01:33:51 940
3390 Catherine Tailby Female 166 F45+ 15 00:23:22 00:47:19 01:11:48 01:36:49 01:42:31 1733 01:41:51 2121
3531 Colin Caesar Male 1588 M45+ 189 00:23:18 00:46:21 01:10:13 01:35:11 01:42:41 1756 01:40:33 1906
1704 Malcolm Bradley Male 1985 M65+ 9 00:24:19 00:49:58 01:15:44 01:40:52 01:46:48 2228 01:46:06 3024
2412 Christopher Seal Male 2177 MOPEN 851 00:23:22 00:48:16 01:15:18 01:41:50 01:48:32 2462 01:47:07 3223
2368 Steven Barker Male 2185 M45+ 260 00:24:18 00:49:10 01:14:19 01:40:41 01:48:37 2472 01:46:30 3097
7480 Gareth Davies Male 2437 M40+ 385 00:23:45 00:48:40 01:14:16 01:40:27 01:50:30 2768 01:45:46 2957
2964 Madeleine Attridge Female 386 F35+ 67 00:24:26 00:50:23 01:17:10 01:44:51 01:52:26 3067 01:50:20 4019
6082 Robert Wilcox Male 2698 M50+ 208 00:25:14 00:50:23 01:15:22 01:40:31 01:52:35 3087 01:45:49 2966
7908 Stephen Goodfellow Male 2708 M55+ 118 00:25:18 00:50:48 01:15:49 01:41:35 01:52:42 3098 01:46:37 3125
7913 Matthew Slugg Male 2861 M40+ 448 00:25:12 00:50:19 01:15:17 01:40:45 01:53:54 3289 01:45:53 2982
7370 Louise Hunt Female 497 F35+ 85 00:25:55 00:52:31 01:18:28 01:44:50 01:55:55 3614 01:50:12 3993
4964 Helen Griffiths Female 605 F40+ 97 00:25:24 00:52:14 01:20:05 01:47:43 01:58:03 4027 01:53:16 4762
5606 Melissa Smith Female 607 F40+ 99 00:25:12 00:51:29 01:18:15 01:46:27 01:58:04 4029 01:52:24 4520
7608 Josh Davies Male 3586 M35+ 670 00:26:40 00:53:27 01:19:52 01:46:14 01:59:29 4271 01:51:29 4297
4710 James Buckingham Male 3924 M55+ 196 00:26:37 00:53:34 01:21:04 01:49:10 02:01:57 4735 01:54:59 5242
1865 Paul Mitchell Male 3939 M40+ 599 00:28:07 00:56:37 01:26:09 01:55:15 02:02:03 4753 02:01:02 7174
7111 Peter Trott Male 3956 M50+ 340 00:26:36 00:53:42 01:21:41 01:49:38 02:02:11 4782 01:55:16 5332
7379 Graham Roddis Male 3968 M45+ 528 00:25:38 00:52:22 01:20:59 01:50:26 02:02:16 4798 01:56:22 5680
3056 Lisa Cleary Female 836 F55+ 18 00:25:28 00:52:15 01:21:17 01:50:17 02:02:18 4809 01:56:03 5578
6780 Jon Lewis Male 4398 M45+ 586 00:26:30 00:53:50 01:21:45 01:51:50 02:05:49 5461 01:59:01 6556
13164 Danielle Rayner Female 1845 FOPEN 772 00:27:22 00:56:06 01:26:08 01:58:19 02:16:06 7536 02:04:51 8241
12032 Sarah Lees Female 1879 F45+ 241 00:28:05 00:56:12 01:24:56 01:55:32 02:16:24 7607 02:03:06 7746
14130 Margaret Ogden Female 2156 F45+ 281 00:28:09 00:57:21 01:27:58 01:59:21 02:19:22 8203 02:05:45 8488
12184 Kathryn Petersen Female 2224 F50+ 157 00:27:26 00:56:13 01:26:53 01:59:49 02:19:56 8331 02:06:39 8748
11781 Richard Jackson Male 6351 M50+ 573 00:29:26 00:59:30 01:30:14 02:01:07 02:22:21 8806 02:07:03 8838
12677 Katie Clark Female 2466 FOPEN 1017 00:28:06 00:57:36 01:27:40 01:59:31 02:22:25 8828 02:06:33 8734
9361 Emma Healy Female 2717 F45+ 362 00:29:05 01:00:07 01:32:40 02:05:10 02:24:54 9337 02:11:37 10107
13299 Jake Bourne Male 6622 M45+ 895 00:28:19 00:59:00 01:30:50 02:04:10 02:24:57 9345 02:10:53 9908
15217 Jan Frost Female 2748 F50+ 199 00:29:32 01:00:07 01:31:27 02:03:30 02:25:15 9398 02:10:06 9708
5413 Beverley Warburton Female 2912 F55+ 97 00:33:47 01:04:34 01:35:52 02:06:37 02:26:55 9745 02:13:08 10525
10466 Mandy Barrington Female 2914 F50+ 211 00:33:47 01:04:33 01:35:51 02:06:37 02:26:55 9747 02:13:08 10527
5932 Nigel Adams Male 6936 M55+ 370 00:28:28 00:58:35 01:33:09 02:07:44 02:27:52 9934 02:14:33 10932
4790 Julie Broughton Female 3786 F50+ 300 00:30:42 01:02:23 01:39:01 02:20:21 02:35:06 11467 02:28:10 14453
15361 Deborah Rees Female 5332 F50+ 429 00:31:42 01:03:53 01:39:02 02:16:49 02:49:31 14109 02:23:52 13432
5542 Lyn Evans Male DNF M60+ DNF 00:28:15 00:57:25 DNF DNF DNF DNF

 

Elsewhere in the country, we had some sterling leg-work going on. Paul Whitmarsh completed the Bournemouth Marathon in 5:46:06, raising funds for Cancer Research. He had lots of support from his son George, who had tackled the fun run the previous day….well done both of you! You can still donate on Paul’s JustGiving page.

Up in Scotland, the Clements were taking on weird and wonderful challenges. Clem completed the Dunoon Ultra 55k in a solid 6:55:10; that’s a long day at the office! Janice was taking on the Tweed Valley Trail Race, finishing 6th in MW60 Category in a time of 2:37:48….here’s her report cadged off her Facebook page…..

“I entered the Tweed Valley Tunnel Trail race purely for the promised spectacular light show in the disused 600m railway tunnel in the closing stages of this 20K event. Now, I’m a tarmac lover so this race was way out of my comfort zone. The organisers ‘strongly recommended’ trail shoes, so they came out of their box. We had mud – loads of it, stiles to climb over, narrow rabbit trails, stony ground and plenty of hills to climb. But the worst parts were the steep descents through woodland with tree roots jumping out at me. I was so pleased to run it with Belgin, who I’d met in Tiree. And the tunnel? Slightly underwhelming with only one moving light. Proud of my muddy shoes? You bet!”

 

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