14 Apr Weekend Roundup 13-14 April 2019

A quiet weekend for a change…photo above depicts a group of P&D Ladies disrupting play on the 18th at Wenvoe Golf Club…way to go, girls! Thank you Malcolm Bradley for organising the run and taking the photo.

It was pretty low-key at parkrun on Saturday as well….get the impression we are all keeping our powder dry for massive performances later in the year…London Marathon in a couple of weeks, but more importantly the Whitchurch 5K Welsh Champs on Sunday 5th May…get your entries in now, they are 95% full already!! Evening race, let’s run fast then have a few drinks…..

But as ever we had a few parkrun results….

Barry Island: 1st Ben Butler-Madden 17:43, 10th Colin Caesar 21:24, 36th Bethan Apglyn 23:20, 38th Melissa Smith 23:41, 62nd Dave Mathews (+ buggy?) 25:27, 189th Julie Broughton 36:30

Grangemoor: 6th Ian Southwell 18:46, 27th Chris Herdman 21:43, 40th Cath Barker 23:02, 55th Jenny Tricklebank 25:07, 60th Kath Petersen 25:19 (PB by 16 secs), 65th Stephen Farmer 25:40, 76th Arabella Calder 26:54

Springburn: 20th Clem Clement 20:14 (78.58% Age Grade score)

Ally Pally: 52nd Terry McCarthy 24:03

Penallta: 81st Lindsey Hunt 26:32, 88th Yvonne Williams 27:04, 136th Judy Maragna 30:03

***New Feature Alert**** I’d like to pick out my top parkrun performances of the weekend (yes, I know it’s not a race…..). Clem up in the wilds of Scotland…super run, honing the form to go sub-20 minutes at any time, and all the while prepping for a charity walk on the West Highland Way. Kath crushing her Grangemoor PB by 16 seconds, after conquering the Welsh Coastal Path last week…and Yvonne, telling us she’s so unfit, yet still floating around Penallta in a 76% Age Grade performance.

So what else was occurring this weekend? The Great Welsh Marathon took place in Llanelli on Sunday, and as far as I could tell we had two competitors….Matthew Slugg and Louise Hunt. Matthew finished 154th in a new PB time of 3:45:42, with Louise 10th in VW35 (265th overall) in 4:04:03…but not before she’d had a chat with her Mum and rescued a distressed whippet that had run on to the course! Full results here.

Meanwhile “Marathon Machine” Steve New was completing his 227th marathon (no, you didn’t misread that ….227!) over at the Bungay Black Dog event in the wilds of Norfolk…5:20:50 for 125th. Have a rest now Steve….please? Full results here.


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