20 May Weekend Roundup 18-19 May 2019

Saturday saw the third race in the Club Off Road Championships, and an ideal opportunity to combine a trail run with a day out at a country show, in this case the Royal Welsh Smallholding and Countryside Festival at Builth Wells Showground. Great weather for racing and a challenging, picturesque course….and our ‘mature’ team did the Club proud, albeit with unique ways to prepare. Malcolm Bradley chose to stop off at Merthyr parkrun “to warmup” on the way there, Yvonne Williams was partying with Wet Wet Wet into the early hours of Friday morning, and Simon Williamson decided to test his cross country driving skills to the max, arriving with about 10 minutes to spare; meanwhile Shirley Howman arrived in good time and was able to have a relaxed stroll around the showground.

The men had a cat and mouse battle around the course, until the inevitable result on the final downhill run-in, with Malcolm ‘turbo-charging it’ to the line and taking 1st place in the MM65 Age Category. Simon came in shortly behind (shaking his fist!), with the consolation of 1st place in the MM60 Category. Meanwhile Yvonne was having her own battle with Rose Thomas (Rhayader Running Club), with Rose pipping our girl to the top spot in MW65 by just 20 seconds. Shirley found the hills quite tough, but battled on for 15th in MW55 Age Category.

Results: 73rd Malcolm Bradley 53:44, 75th Simon Williamson 53:59, 140th Yvonne Williams 61:13, 256th Shirley Howman 75:42

Great support from Nige, Lisa Cleary and Debbie Williams (photos courtesy of Debbie)

I’ve decided to present the parkrun results in a different way this weekend, just copying and pasting from the parkrun page…saves me typing out the individual times and you can link to the full results as well…gets my vote for future weekends! Missing from the Barry Island results….Andy Pearce finished 2nd in 19:14

Cardiff parkrun

A total of 780 runners took part.

View full results for Cardiff parkrun event #597

Position  ↓ Gender Position  ↓ parkrunner  ↓ Club  ↓ Run Time  ↓
1 1 Ali SMITH Coventry Godiva Harriers 00:15:42
11 11 Ian SOUTHWELL Penarth & Dinas Runners 00:17:46
45 1 Janneke VAN BEIJNUM Les Croupiers RC 00:19:45
106 10 Ruth CANN Penarth & Dinas Runners 00:22:17

Merthyr parkrun

A total of 69 runners took part.

View full results for Merthyr parkrun event #102

Position  ↓ Gender Position  ↓ parkrunner  ↓ Club  ↓ Run Time  ↓
1 1 Simon Anthony LEWIS Pontypridd Roadents AC 00:16:53
7 1 Katharine COLLINS Parc Bryn Bach Running Club 00:22:28
14 13 Malcolm BRADLEY Penarth & Dinas Runners 00:24:15

Killerton parkrun

A total of 318 runners took part.

View full results for Killerton parkrun event #418

Position  ↓ Gender Position  ↓ parkrunner  ↓ Club  ↓ Run Time  ↓
1 1 David WILKINSON South West Veterans AC 00:19:11
29 1 Julie FINCH Unattached 00:22:21
56 53 Laurie SMITH Penarth & Dinas Runners 00:23:57
76 8 Katie CLARK Penarth & Dinas Runners 00:25:23

Barry Island parkrun

A total of 229 runners took part.

View full results for Barry Island parkrun event #208

Position  ↓ Gender Position  ↓ parkrunner  ↓ Club  ↓ Run Time  ↓
1 1 Ben BUTLER-MADDEN Penarth & Dinas Runners 00:16:53
5 5 Colin CAESAR Penarth & Dinas Runners 00:20:22
6 6 Michael MORGAN Penarth & Dinas Runners 00:20:22
10 1 Tammy NURSE Unattached 00:21:12
18 4 Catherine BARKER Penarth & Dinas Runners 00:21:56
20 16 David BROWN Penarth & Dinas Runners 00:21:59
27 21 Terry MCCARTHY Penarth & Dinas Runners 00:23:09
30 7 Bethan APGLYN Penarth & Dinas Runners 00:23:17
35 27 Steven BARKER Penarth & Dinas Runners 00:23:33
63 44 Ian David WARBURTON Penarth & Dinas Runners 00:25:14
103 29 Julie BROUGHTON Penarth & Dinas Runners 00:27:44
120 86 Paul WHITMARSH Penarth & Dinas Runners 00:29:11

Grangemoor parkrun

A total of 148 runners took part.

View full results for Grangemoor parkrun event #183

Position  ↓ Gender Position  ↓ parkrunner  ↓ Club  ↓ Run Time  ↓
1 1 Michael RILEY Les Croupiers RC 00:18:20
13 1 Anna MOON Cardiff Triathletes 00:21:22
16 15 Christopher NELLINS Penarth & Dinas Runners 00:22:07
17 16 Mark TAYLOR Penarth & Dinas Runners 00:22:13
20 2 Louise HUNT Penarth & Dinas Runners 00:22:26
30 28 Peter TROTT Penarth & Dinas Runners 00:23:12
41 36 Steve GOODFELLOW Penarth & Dinas Runners 00:24:20
45 8 Jennifer TRICKLEBANK Penarth & Dinas Runners 00:24:43
62 49 Mark PEARCE Penarth & Dinas Runners 00:25:50
84 22 Andrea GOODFELLOW Penarth & Dinas Runners 00:27:52

Lanark Moor parkrun

A total of 72 runners took part.

View full results for Lanark Moor parkrun event #38

Position  ↓ Gender Position  ↓ parkrunner  ↓ Club  ↓ Run Time  ↓
1 1 Ross MACKENZIE Unattached 00:17:46
9 9 Clem CLEMENT Penarth & Dinas Runners 00:23:06
16 1 Nicola SMALL Unattached 00:24:13
37 3 Janice CLEMENT Penarth & Dinas Runners 00:29:39


parkrun P & D Heroes for this weekend? Laurie Smith at Killerton, dipping under 24 minutes for the first time, Colin Caesar achieving a Barry Island PB, and Janice Clement clocking up her 50th different parkrun venue at Lanark Moor. This report just in from north of the border….(thanks Clem!)

“Congratulations to Janice Clement on her 50th different parkrun location. Her adventure can perhaps be described as an Accidental Tourist to start, in that we were at a friend’s for the weekend and late on Friday evening discovered there was a parkrun just 800 metres away. 

Janice’s career started fairly early on for parkrun and she famously said about Cardiff, ‘they wont be able to keep that up week after week’. Once the ball was rolling though there was no stopping especially once we moved to Glasgow, a city of numerous and varied parkruns. 
We travel a fair bit to see family and friends and they have come to accept/expect to see Janice disappearing on a Saturday morning with her partner in crime. We have met some brilliant people along the way, and enjoyed chatting to folk at the runs and particularly over post run coffee, and it has given us some fabulous friends when we moved to Scotland. 
Janice’s travels have taken her to her most northerly at Bressay in Shetland, west to Greenock on the Clyde estuary, east to Berlin but possibly the most exciting and exotic is the southern extreme of Zandvlei in Muizenberg, South Africa. The last location may give a clue to her now favoured parkrun challenge; to complete the alphabet. 
The runs have been over a whole variety of surfaces, from good old tarmac, to brick pavier (Knysna, South Africa) to trail (Black  Park, Uxbridge) to grass (Fell Foot, Newby Bridge) to fell (Lyme Park). 
She has run alongside a lot of water; river (the Taff at Cardiff, and the Clyde at Greenock) pond (Fountains Abbey) reservoir (Watwrgrove, Rochdale) lochan (Lanark Moor) loch (Strathclyde) canal (Mile End) and sea (Barry Island aka Barrybados). 
Thank you to everyone who has supported and encouraged, and put up with Janice and her effort. Here’s to the next 50.” 
We had some members take on the Caerphilly 10K road race on Sunday….full results here

88th David Brown 42:09, 193rd (5th MW35) Ruth Cann 45:30, 517th James Buckingham 52:10, 568th (4th MW55) Bev Warburton 53:09, 620th Richard Jackson 53:45, 826th Mandy Barrington 57:46, 955th Darren Morgan 60:19

And finally, as ever, Steve New was out there running a marathon! This time it was The Keep on Running event in Margam Park, and Steve did indeed keep on running for 5:49:16, well done that man!

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