The final event is the Barry Island event that during the inaugural staging earlier in the year attracted 3,500 runners.
“The new Run 4 Wales programme is the perfect stage for elite athletes, but they are multi-events with passes available for those who move fast and apply,” said Run 4 Wales chief executive Matt Newman.
The route for the Porthcawl 10K has been undertaken by dual Great Britain Olympic Marathon runner Steve Brace, and it takes in the seafront, lighthouse, Coney Beach and Rest Bay. It’s hoped this new event will attract 3,000 runners. ROSS Purchase sliced 10 seconds off a personal best time last Saturday in winning the 292 nd staging of Porthcawl 5K Parkrun.
It formed a second win in a fortnight for the member of the Cornelly Striders club and just for good measure, the previous week he was runner-up to Chris Jenkins (Neath Harriers).
This time around Purchase clocked 17:54 while runner-up Sam Hodge (unattached) also set a personal best (pb) time of 18:11.
The remaining top-10 places went to newcomer Gareth White (unattached) 18:28, Geraint Lewis 18:34, Dave Dickson (both Porthcawl Runners) 18:39, James Yeomans (unattached) first-time competitor 19:04, Jeffrey Thomas (Bridgend) 19:25, Paul Martin (Swansea Bay Tri Club) first-time competitor 19:45, Steven Jones (Port Talbot Harriers) 19:52 and Dave Murray (Bridgend) 19:57.
Top female in 19th position was Carly Thomas (Port Talbot Harriers), who clocked 20:53, from Deborah Roberts-Goule (Porthcawl Runners) ANOTHER Vale of Glamorgan cricket ground is being given the kiss of life, writes Tony Poole.
Three seasons after Bridgend side Great Western Railway moved in to the vacant ground at Southerndown, came an announcement last week from the Vale and Wick clubs.
They will next summer play thirdteam Saturday cricket in the SouthEast Wales League on the Village Green in Wick.
During the 1980’s Wick were a major force on the Morgannwg League scene with iconic players of the calibre of Philomen Bassett-Williams, Gareth Daniel, Paula Fairchild, Frank Frew and Clive Steventon taking them into Division One.
But after they decided to bring the curtain down on Saturday league games, the ground became dormant.
However, former Wick player Matthew Bassett-Williams, son of 21:17 (28th), Helen Jones (Port Talbot Harriers) 21:34 (37th), Joanne Edwards 21:59 (44th), Lucy Edwards 22:30 (54th), Kate Ashton 23:00 (61st) and Lorraine Colton (all Cornelly Striders) 23:02 (64 th). MARCUS David (Port Talbot Harriers) last Saturday recorded a third win in five starts at Maesteg 5K Parkrun.
He completed the course in 18:33, but it was outside a personal best time of 18:16 that was registered in taking the 47th Welfare Park run back in July.
Top female was Katrin Higginson (Bridgend), who finished in 19:48, and she was followed across the finishing line by newcomers Mike Evans (unattached) 20:09 and Paul Kohl (Pontyclun Runners) 20:22 along with Neil Price (Ogmore Phoenix) 20:30, Stephan Noyvirt (Cardiff AAC) first-time competitor 21:10, Chris Pratt (Ogmore Phoenix) pb 21:13, Steve Holloway first-time competitor 21:44 and Paul Kearns (both unat- Philomen, helped in 2014 to reincarnate the game on the Village Green through Sunday and Midweek fixtures.
Through the sterling efforts of groundsman Alun Morgan, the track has gradually recovered and last summer Saturday games were played on it under a trial basis.
Under the new plan, Vale and Wick tached) 21:50.
Second female to finish in 17 th place was Sarah Wilkes (Lancaster University AC) pb 23:40 from Kaitlin O’Neill 24:10 and newcomer Harriet Kohl (both unattached) 24:35. WALES picked up four team medals earlier in the month at the British & Irish Masters Cross Country that was staged at Singleton Park in Swansea.
One came in the Male 35 - 45 age category, and Dave Bennett (Porthcawl Runners) was part of the team that won silver.
In the Women’s events Georgina Jayne Dando (Bridgend) came 70th in the 40+ category, clocking 24:58, with Teresa Doherty (Ireland) first past the post in 21:19.
And Deborah Roberts-Goule (Porthcawl Runners) registered 26:22 to claim fourth place at 45+ level.
England won the overall event with 84 points from Ireland 57, Scotland 47, Wales 38 and Northern Ireland 27. will retain identities, and the move will provide more playing opportunities for members of both clubs.
Seven league matches are planned for the Village Green in 2019 with Wick volunteers providing teas in the pavilion.
Joint fund-raising events are on the agenda along with a day of coaching in Wick – and a possible new scorebox.
Vale are exploring an option to construct a new building at their base in leafy Corntown and if the move reaches fruition, then the old box will be deployed in Wick.
“Over the past few months, Matthew Bassett-Williams has worked very hard to bring about this agreement between the Vale and Wick clubs, and it’s very much a case of together being stronger,” said Vale Cricket Club Chairman Gareth Andrews.