Aled takes 53-mile ultra race all in his stride
A GROUP of runners from Taf Running and Orienteering (TROTS) took part in the 53-mile Race to the Kings ultramarathon from Arundel, Sussex, along the South Downs Way.
Aled Jones-Davies was the only TROTS runner who completed it all on one day, reaching the finish at Winchester in 10hrs 22 mins and placing 69th.
Those who completed the distance over two days were Richard Phillips (25th); Vincent Bailey (40th); Julian Lewis (41st); Yvonne Davies (138th); Jonathan Williams (162nd); and Sandra Williams (189th). The 24-mile option was completed by Simon Scurrell (2nd); Jim Dilks (4th); Alys Williams (9th) and Rebecca Dilks (13th).
Meanwhile, 17 TROTS runners took part in the Swansea Half Marathon. Llyr Roberts was the first from the club to complete the 13.1 miles in 1 hour 33 minutes in 276th place. Lindy Eynon was 3rd in her age category in a very competitive field.
276 Roberts; 346 Steve Dawson; 534 Tris Lewis; 540 Sarah John; 625 Eynon; 1204 Keith Powell; 1450 Dylan Evans; 1486 Peter Walters; 1725 Jacqueline Hinds; 2376 Georgina Billingham; 2584 Karen Bowman; 2771 Margaret Powell; 3393 David Bowman; 3548 Tim Billingham; 3609 Miranda Bowen; 3659 Paul Howells; 4243 Anwen Pearce.
Bwlchygroes 10km: 4 Luke Evans; 9 Nick Merrony; 13 (1st lady) Mel Holliday; 14 (2nd lady) Mary Anthony; 15 Tom Bryant; 16 Lindy Eynon; 18 (1st F35) Sarah Roberts; 19 Deian Phillips; 22 Jim Dilks; 24 Charlotte Caswell; 25 Dylan Evans; 26 Mair Morgan; 28 Rebecca Dilks; 30 Helen Williams; 32 Andrew Russell; 35 Tom Furness; 37 Jayne Evans; 38 Sonya Jones.
Abercych 10km: 11 Luke Evans; 28 (1st F35) Sarah Roberts; 39 Sally Martin; 45 Mair Morgan; 46 Craig Colbourne; 56 Cefin Vaughan; 65 Jayne Evans; 75 Emma Perkins.
Spud Run 10km, Marloes: 30 Simon Scurrell; 43 Kayleigh Bagshaw; 51 Gareth Smith; 70 Rachel Holland; 81 Sally Martin; 90 Steven Lovidge; 104 Julie Barber; 121 Christine Davies.
TROTS runners outside Winchester Cathedral during their visit to the South of England to take part in the Race to the Kings.