Strid­ers step out in style at Parkrun

Glamorgan Gazette - - Sport -


AN­DREW Reynolds (CSSC Sports & Leisure) last Satur­day pulled off a fourth Porth­cawl 5k Parkrun vic­tory dur­ing the 267th stag­ing of the event along the Wales Coastal Path to Rest Bay and back, writes Tony Poole.

His win­ning time was 17 min­utes 38 sec­onds, and it was 41 sec­onds out­side the per­sonal best that he achieved when win­ning the 129th Porth­cawl run back in Septem­ber 2015.

He fin­ished 10 sec­onds in front of Richard Dando (Brid­gend); Dafydd Jones (un­at­tached) was third in 18:36 while next to fin­ish was David Kings­land in a per­sonal best (pb) time of 18:42.

The next 14 fin­ish­ers in a field of 399 run­ners were also in­side 20 min­utes with the list con­tain­ing Michael Fur­ness (Porth­cawl Run­ners) 18:44, Christopher Jenk­ins (Neath Har- ri­ers) 18:49, Graeme Rand (Brid­gend) 19:06, Josh Spencer (Bin­g­ley Har­ri­ers) first-time com­peti­tor 19:21, Mu­dasser Younes (Can­ton Charg­ers) first-time com­peti­tor 19:33, Lawrence Pole (Pon­typridd Road­ents) 19:35, Ross Pur­chase (Cor­nelly Strid­ers) 19:37, Jef­frey Thomas (Brid­gend) 19:40, Ian Ogilvie (Brackla Har­ri­ers) 19:41, Scott Wil­son (Giffnock North AC) first-time com­peti­tor 19:44, Liam Os­borne 19:45, Gre­gory Ne­whams (both Brid­gend) 19:46, Richard Edge (Pe­ga­sus RC, Cardiff) first-time com­peti­tor 19:47 and Dai James (Og­more Phoenix Run­ners) pb 19:53.

Top fe­male in 27th spot was Deb­o­rah Roberts-Goule (Porth­cawl Run­ners) in 20:46 from Clare Hughes (Brid­gend) 21:32 (34th), Mandy Mor­ris (Port Tal­bot Har­ri­ers) 21:34 (37th), Shel­ley Brace (City of Stoke) 21:44 (42nd), Lau­ren Davies (Pen­coed Tri Club) 22:17 (47th) and Elaine Wharmby (Pe­ga­sus RC, Cardiff) 22:20 (50th).


ROWAN Hobbs last Satur­day won Maesteg 5k Parkrun for a sweet 16th time in 23 vis­its to the Wel­fare Park.

The most suc­cess­ful run­ner in Maesteg Parkrun his­tory this time around clocked 19 min­utes 12 sec­onds which was over a minute be­hind the best that he carded when win­ning event num­ber 30 in 18:03 back in March.

Run­ner-up Adrian Pearce com­pleted the course in 19:42 while new­comer Victor Stein­wand (both un­at­tached) matched the time.

The re­main­ing top-10 places were oc­cu­pied by Paul Speyer (Brackla Har­ri­ers) 20:09, Martin Stein­wand (un­at­tached) first­time com­peti­tor 20:54, Wayne Hay­hurst (Og­more Phoenix Run­ners) pb 21:31, Thomas El­ward (un­at­tached) first-time com­peti­tor 21:51, Aled Hughes (Og­more Phoenix Run­ners) 22:00, top fe­male Alexan­dra Hen­nessy (un­at­tached) 22:31 and Gra­ham Mack­le­worth (Og­more Phoenix Run­ners) first-time com­peti­tor 22:32.

Sec­ond fe­male to fin­ish in 22nd po­si­tion was Kaitlin O’Neill (un­at­tached) in pb 25:04 from Emma Wil­liams (Og­more Phoenix Run­ners) first­time com­peti­tor 26:29 (29th), Cathy Bas­tian 26:40 (30th), Jane O’Neill (both un­at­tached) 27:18 (31st), Mari Hig­gin­son (Brid­gend) 28:10 (33rd) and Katy Kearns (un­at­tached) pb 28:11 (34th).


PER­SE­VER­ANCE paid a rich div­i­dend last Sun­day for Ioan Phillips who won a first Brid­gend Ju­nior 2k Parkrun event at the 45th at­tempt.

His win­ning time was eight min­utes 10 sec­onds, but iron­i­cally it was 11 sec­onds out­side the per­sonal best that he carded last Oc­to­ber when fin­ish­ing fourth to Jack O’Brien (Brid­gend).

Run­ner-up Adam Davis (Brid­gend) com­pleted the course in a per­sonal best (pb) 8:17 with Em­rys Ire­land tak­ing third place via a time of 8:18.

The next 16 fin­ish­ers were also in­side 10 min­utes, and com­prised Dan May 8:38, top fe­male Mia Allen (Brid­gend) 8:54, Leroy Grif­fiths (Rhondda) 8:59, Rhys An­thony 9:03, Joel Rees pb 9:07, Evan Jenk­ins (Neath Har­ri­ers) 9:07, Jes­sica Craw­ley (Brid­gend) 9:08, Sa­muel Spur­geon pb 9:11, Luke Wood­house 9:18, Jude Jenk­ins 9:18, Kait­lyn Spur­geon (Brid­gend) pb 9:27, Ari­an­nah Thomas 9:30, Dy­lan James first­time com­peti­tor 9:47, El­liott Jenk­ins 9:49, Lucy Rigby (Royal Sut­ton Cold­field AC) first-time com­peti­tor 9:50 and Ja­cob Lloyd Feiven (Cor­nelly Strid­ers) 9:59.

A fur­ther 18 per­sonal best times were set, and they came from Aneirin Ire­land, An­drew Poul­ton, Maisie Rees, Char­lie Tune, Osian Phillips, Luca Ni­cholas, Ge­orge Tune, Olivia Clat­wor­thy, Fin­lay Moore, Eli­jah Rho­den, Gwilym James, Con­nor Nolan (both Og­more Phoenix Run­ners), Lexi Cowan, Lewi Power, Oliver Reeves, Mali Beynon, Eve­lyn Miller and Louis Speyer.

Cor­nelly Strid­ers last Satur­day at Porth­cawl Parkrun

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