14 Jul Weekly Roundup 14 July 2019

Last Wednesday saw the Club hosting another hugely popular Cosmeston Relays Event. Now in its 29th year, it sold out just 15 minutes after the online entry system went live, such is its popularity with the local running community. With 250 teams and approximately 850 runners, a small club like us needs a very healthy turnout of volunteers, and we’re immensely grateful to have had over 60 members and friends from other clubs like SMR support us “on the night”. We are also hugely indebted to Race Director Lyn Evans and Volunteer Coordinator Debbie Williams for their hard work and meticulous attention to detail, which meant the evening itself ran with the minimum of stress and ensured a brilliant, fun-filled experience.

Because we had such a fantastic response to the volunteer request, we were able to enter three teams of our own. They all did really well….Painters & Decorators finished 4th in the Men’s Open Event in a total time of 54:06, which was just 3 seconds short of the podium. Ben Butler-Madden came in well-up on Leg 1, recording 15:46, followed by Dave Brown (18:54) and Colin Caesar (19:27). Our Ladies team Prancers and Dancers went one better, finishing in a brilliant 3rd place (66:37). Excellent work Kate Cheshire (23:09), Louise Hunt (22:23) and Ruth Cann (21:06). And we had a Mixed team as well, Pay & Display, which finished a creditable 7th (63:54)…well done Julie Broughton (23:17), Chris Herdman (21:08) and Kit Lambert (19:29).

Great photos taken on the night by our talented “in house snappers” Malcolm Bradley and Abyd Quinn Aziz. Full results can be found here.

Speedy Ruth Cann, captured above,  actually raced the previous evening as well, finishing a fine 2nd (28:47, 81st overall) in her MW35 Category at the Rose Inn 4 mile Road Race.

Saturday saw the usual suspects taking on parkrun far and wide. Andy Pearce couldn’t repeat his 1st place of last week at Barry Island, but still managed a fine 2nd, using all his experience and race craft to hold off his immediate rivals. Lisa Cleary did a bit of “overseas” tourism at Jersey continuing her journey back to full fitness, and Janice Clement recorded her fastest 5k time of the year (25:38) up in Springburn. And if you’re wondering how Ben Butler-Madden took 30:53 up in Ludlow, he was pacing Dexter…question is, do we have any faster pooches in the Club?

Cardiff parkrun

A total of 748 runners took part.

View full results for Cardiff parkrun event #605

Position  ↓ Gender Position  ↓ parkrunner  ↓ Club  ↓ Run Time  ↓
1 1 Daniel HAMILTON Abingdon AC 00:15:27
4 4 Gary W BROWN Penarth & Dinas Runners 00:16:47
18 1 Charlotte TOWERS Canton Chargers 00:18:38
234 198 Michael MORGAN Penarth & Dinas Runners 00:25:19

 

Bryn Bach parkrun

A total of 270 runners took part.

View full results for Bryn Bach parkrun event #346

Position  ↓ Gender Position  ↓ parkrunner  ↓ Club  ↓ Run Time  ↓
1 1 James BELLWARD RAF AC 00:15:56
27 1 Ellie MORRIS Blaenau Gwent 00:21:23
68 60 Tim MONCKTON Penarth & Dinas Runners 00:25:41

 

Springburn parkrun, Glasgow

A total of 138 runners took part.

View full results for Springburn parkrun, Glasgow event #260

Position  ↓ Gender Position  ↓ parkrunner  ↓ Club  ↓ Run Time  ↓
1 1 Lewis SINCLAIR Glasgow Caledonian University AC 00:17:38
23 1 Donna MACLEAN Springburn Harriers 00:21:56
62 10 Janice CLEMENT Penarth & Dinas Runners 00:25:38

 

Barry Island parkrun

A total of 248 runners took part.

View full results for Barry Island parkrun event #216

Position  ↓ Gender Position  ↓ parkrunner  ↓ Club  ↓ Run Time  ↓
1 1 Oliver WILLIAMS White Rock Runners 00:17:54
2 2 Andy PEARCE Penarth & Dinas Runners 00:19:18
3 1 Hannah JENKINS Porthcawl Runners 00:19:19
12 11 Dave MATHEWS Penarth & Dinas Runners 00:20:31
19 2 Catherine BARKER Penarth & Dinas Runners 00:22:09
28 25 Steven BARKER Penarth & Dinas Runners 00:22:40
72 60 Richard JACKSON Penarth & Dinas Runners 00:25:57
96 18 Danielle RAYNER Penarth & Dinas Runners 00:27:26
134 97 Ian David WARBURTON Penarth & Dinas Runners 00:30:02
157 51 Julie BROUGHTON Penarth & Dinas Runners 00:31:31

 

Jersey parkrun

A total of 357 runners took part.

View full results for Jersey parkrun event #197

Position  ↓ Gender Position  ↓ parkrunner  ↓ Club  ↓ Run Time  ↓
1 1 Ben BUTLER Wakefield District Harriers & AC 00:16:36
12 1 Catia RIVA Unattached 00:20:08
118 19 Lisa CLEARY Penarth & Dinas Runners 00:25:17

 

Grangemoor parkrun

A total of 172 runners took part.

View full results for Grangemoor parkrun event #191

Position  ↓ Gender Position  ↓ parkrunner  ↓ Club  ↓ Run Time  ↓
1 1 Tom LINFORD-WOOD Unattached 00:19:06
11 1 Nicky THOMAS Les Croupiers RC 00:21:02
25 24 Mark TAYLOR Penarth & Dinas Runners 00:22:43
39 6 Louise HUNT Penarth & Dinas Runners 00:23:34
72 13 Rachel EALES Penarth & Dinas Runners 00:26:21
74 61 Tom EALES Penarth & Dinas Runners 00:26:22
98 25 Margaret OGDEN Penarth & Dinas Runners 00:28:49
121 39 Sandra RADFORD Penarth & Dinas Runners 00:31:38

 

Ludlow parkrun

A total of 79 runners took part.

View full results for Ludlow parkrun event #171

Position  ↓ Gender Position  ↓ parkrunner  ↓ Club  ↓ Run Time  ↓
1 1 Aidan YAPP Ludlow Runners 00:18:46
15 1 Robyn GORE Unattached 00:24:08
19 2 Bethan APGLYN Penarth & Dinas Runners 00:25:35
49 35 Ben BUTLER-MADDEN Penarth & Dinas Runners 00:30:53

 

Not running, but a huge achievement, Jon Ely was swimming in the sea at Bournemouth in support of his chosen charity the British Heart Foundation. He managed to cover the 2.3 km course in 51:45, which was immensely courageous for someone who doesn’t consider himself to be a strong swimmer. There’s still time to sponsor Jon on his Justgiving Page here….

Sunday has seen a couple of races locally. Tim Cummings had a great run in the Mic Morris 10k over in Torfaen, finishing with a superb time of 44:43. And very near to this race was the Ponty Loop 10k organised by Ponty Roadents, and featuring in our Club’s Off Road Champs. It’s a tough course, with a lot more up than down, but much enjoyed by our four entrants, Colin Caesar 18th in 47:09, Malcolm Bradley 61st in 55:55, Louise Hunt 74th in 59:05 and Darren Morgan 88th in 66:23. Here are some nice photos I found on the Roadents Facebook page (courtesy of Ian Williams) and of course Malcolm was lending out his own camera to capture our presence.

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