New faces star in re­lay for TROTS

Llanelli Star - - SPORT -

NEW mem­bers from Taf Run­ning and Ori­en­teer­ing Club starred on the unique Cas­tles Re­lay, a race com­pleted in 20 stages from Caernar­fon to Cardiff.

With al­most half the team tak­ing on this event for the first time, TROTS fin­ished 40th of the 64 teams from all over the UK.

Luke Evans, not only a new­comer to the club but at 18 the youngest mem­ber of the team, jus­ti­fied his place with the club’s high­est plac­ing of 15th on the 11.2-mile stage from Llan­badarn Fynydd to Cross­gates in Powys.

An­other new club mem­ber, Steve Dawson, took over on the fol­low­ing stage to Builth Wells and recorded the club’s only other top-20 plac­ing with an ex­cel­lent 19th.

TROTS plac­ings: Stage 1 Nick Mer­rony 24th; Stage 2 Mary An­thony 48th; Stage 3 Jim Dilks 54th; Stage 4 An­drew Rus­sell 53rd; Stage 5 Doug Shaw 56th; Stage 6 Tom Bryant 38th; Stage 7 Dewi Snel­son 48th; Stage 8 Lindy Eynon 45th; Stage 9 Re­becca Dilks 48th; Stage 10 Si­mon Scur­rell 53rd; Stage 11 Richard Phillips 43rd; Stage 12 Luke Evans 15th; Stage 13 Steve Dawson 19th; Stage 14 Ju­lian Lewis 53rd; Stage 15 Si­mon Williams 32nd; Stage 16 Vin­cent Bai­ley 39th; Stage 17 Jo Bowes 49th; Stage 18 Melissa Wat­son 25th; Stage 19 Marc Bowen 27th; Stage 20 Llyr Roberts 31st.

Jonathan Williams com­pleted the Man v Horse Marathon at Llan­wyr­tyd Wells.

His daugh­ter Alys, to­gether with club-mates Yvonne Davies and Janette Jenk­ins, com­pleted the tough course as a re­lay team.

Nant­garedig 5k: 5 (1st M50) Kevin Griffiths; 10 Vin­cent Bai­ley; 23 Sarah John; 27 Deian Phillips; 28 Gareth Smith; 32 Peter Wal­ters; 38 Keith Pow­ell; 40 Dy­lan Evans; 68 Glyn An­thony; 69 Bethan James; 73 Liz James; 74 Jack Glee­son; 75 Keiran Glee­son.

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