SARN RUNNERS DO CLUB PROUD
SARN Helen Running Club was superbly represented at Ras Gwyl Dewi in Llanddewi Brefi, with some top-placing juniors throughout the categories and some determined, strong performances from the adults in both the 10k and 5k races. JUNIOR results:
2km U9s: Eva Davies 1st girl in 10:04.
3km U11s: Tudur Llwyd 2nd 14:02, Lloyd Thomas 14:45, Chris Readwin 15:48, Elin Onwy 2nd 16:04, Alis Evans 3rd 17:53.
4km U13s: Rhys Williams 16:01, Iestyn Stephens 2nd 22:51, Nia Williams 23:28.
5k U15s: Sea Wood 1st 27:16.
In the 5k adults’ race, Mark Needham placed 2nd in 25:48, Haydn Lloyd 3rd in 27:56 and Anwen Davies 1st female in 28:35.
Sarn Helen results for the 10k: Sion Price 1st in an excellent time of 34:10, Mike Davies 1st M50 in 40:00, Dafydd Lloyd 40:35, Nigel Davies 1st M40 40:49, Steffan Thomas 42:05, Eilir Evans 43:07, Mich Taylor 46:04, Mitchell Readwin 48:51, Roger Mence 58:26. Dee Jolly first lady in 42:05, Caryl Wyn Davies 43:58, Sian Roberts-Jones 1st F35 in 49:16, Nicola Williams 49:43, Carol Rees 52:52, Enfys Needham-Jones 53:53, Amy Edgell 54:35, Nicola Davies 57:37, Elisha Jones 58:38, Rebecca Doswell and Sandra Dabner 1:00:27, Jane Holmes 1:05:02.
Five Sarn Helen runners ran the San Domenico 20-mile race in Merthyr Tydfil.
Ken Caulkett was first back and 13th overall in a time of two hours 14 minutes and 20 seconds. Next was Alexander Price in 2.40:01. The first of the ladies to finish was Pamela Carter in 3.19:05, followed by Jenny Caulkett in 3.27:02. Last of the Sarn runners was Nicola Davies in 3.48:00.
After very little training but with steely determination, Sarn Helen’s Martin Darby took on the Cheshire 10k and was pleased to finish the 6.2mile race in 54:31.
Mountain lover Dee Jolly dragged training pal Mitchell Readwin along to a feisty fell run in the Brecon Beacons. Tor y Foel fell race was held from and finished on Talybont Reservoir, a short race at 4.5 miles straight up and down the mountain.
Jolly worked hard to finish 2nd lady, 14th overall in 39:48, just 13 seconds behind the winning lady. Readwin enjoyed the descent and flew through the finish in a time of 48:02.
Six Sarn Helen runners took up the challenge of the Nant yr Arian Silver Trail Half Marathon in perfect conditions for the second staging of this new event.
The best of the bunch was George Eadon, who has seen a massive improvement over the last year. From a leisurely start he finished in a blistering time of 1.43:46 and was placed 1st senior male, a great achievement.
Jess Bruce was the next Sarn runner. She was looking to defend her title from last year, and despite finishing in 1.46.02, 10 minutes quicker than last year, she was edged into the 2nd placed female but finished 1st in her age group.
Eilir Evans ran strongly for a time of 2.00:25, and not far behind was Steven Holmes in 2.05:33, despite a lack of training through injury. Sarn Helen runners at the Nant yr Arian Silver Trail Half Marathon were Steven Holmes, Jane Holmes, George Eadon, Pam Carter and Eilir Evans.
Putting in the miles for her London Marathon training was Pamela Carter, the first of two events over the weekend for her, and it saw her finish in a time of 2.34:05 over this technical course. Jane Holmes powered home in 2.58:32 to complete her third half marathon of the year.
Sarn Helen had two junior females representing the club in the Silver Trail children’s race. Maddie Eadon and Alis Evans stormed round the 1.6-mile course with its tricky ascents and its windy descents, crossing the finish line together to encouraging cheers from the crowd.