Lloyd leads way for club
THE Bank Holiday weekend offered Sarn Helen runners a range of events to stretch their legs.
The hills of Devils Bridge provided a scenic and dramatic backdrop for the Red Kite Challenge. Sarn Helen members participated in trail junior, half marathon and 10k events.
In the junior trail running championship, Dafydd Lloyd recorded a superb time of 20.53, taking first in the West Wales under-17 and fourth overall in the Welsh Championship.
In the half marathon, which was also a championship race for the West Wales and Welsh Championships, Sarn Helen achieved the following results: Glyn Price 1.44.46; Jessica Bruce 1.47.32; Kevin Hughes 1.52.21; Mick Taylor 2.12.42; Andrew Edgell 2.19.57 and Delyth Crimes 2.22.35.
In the 10k race, Mark Rivers 59.00; Michael Davies 59.32; Eleri Rivers 1.09.15; Mitchell Readwin 1.09.29; Rebecca Doswell 1.33.40 and Jane Holmes 1.53.04.
Carwyn Davies took on the Dragon 100 Coastal Race, an ultra-trail foot race along the Wales Coastal Path from Rhossili to Cardiff Bay, with approximately 3,000 meters of climbing.
Competitors were required to complete the course within 31 hours and he ploughed through the 11 checkpoints to finish in a cracking time of 23:48:22.
Weather conditions were perfect for the second Newport ABP Wales Marathon and 10k. Sarn Helen members recorded impressive times.
Marathon: Ken Caulkett, 25th in category, 3:00:00; George Eadon, 50th in category, 3:05:35; Liz Pugh, 39th in category, 4:37:49; Nicola Davies, 118th in category, 4:49:00, stripping a huge 37:45 from her performance in 2018.
10k: Jenny Caulkett, 20th in her category in a time of 53:11.
Meanwhile, the Keswick Half Marathon is one of the most scenic in the country. Sarn Helen’s long-distance regular Caryl Wyn Davies recorded an outstanding time of 1:38:10.