New faces star in relay for TROTS
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.