Aled takes 53-mile ul­tra race all in his stride

Llanelli Star - - ATHLETICS -

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.

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