top of page

Weekend Round Up - 10th/11th Feb

Wow, what a busy weekend! It started with a Saturday parkrun...

With Cardiff being cancelled for an event in Bute Park and Pontcanna Fields, a group of 8 descended on Tremorfa with new member, Tom, taking up barcode scanning duties.

Johnny, Matt and Ceri ran at Llanishen Park whilst Andy, Karen & Craig went to Grangemoor.

Slightly further west, Kev, Andrew & Sue went to Cosmeston and took on a slightly muddy course.

It was Kev’s 400th parkrun so he’s roughly two years of consistent parkruns away from the magic blue 500 shirt!

Aislin and Jack took on Merthyr parkrun - the site of our 20 & 10 miler in March.

James ran in Porthcawl, Alec ran at Town Moor up north and Morwenna enjoyed an easy walk/run in Kawana down under

Saturday afternoon was the penultimate Gwent League cross country race in Margam Park. After a week of terrible rain, it’s fair to say nobody was really looking forward to it - apart from newest member Tom who was unbelievably keen  with some brilliant advice in his ears from his wife, he was as ready as the rest of us.

Upon arriving, it was clear this race was going to be the hardest (and probably slowest) of the season. A finish straight of pure mud welcomed runners on a course being run in reverse to last year.

Watching the women’s race was an eye opener; shoes were lost in the mud where they hadn’t been tied up enough and one poor lady from Aberdare had a pair that broke completely. Fair play to her, she threw it down and just got on with it.

Meg T placed highest in 20th position with Emily, Lowri, Aislin, Lucy, Sarah and Armanda all putting in great effort in the muddiest conditions of the year - and probably the last few seasons.

The men’s race was a few races after the ladies so the bog was churned up even more. Harry took it out strong at the start and found himself up there with the top finishers, coming home in 14th place!

Andy, Jonny, Rhys, Chris, Mark, Jack, Mario, Tom and Niall also gave it their best.

The final race is next month in Pontypool. Let’s hope there’s less mud! By that, we mean pretty please!

And then there was Sunday..

Sunday’s long run had two groups taking on between 10 and 12.5 miles this morning.

Meeting at the Penylan Community Centre at 9am, the one group did over 12 miles via the barrage with a special exploration of the Penarth Marina courtesy of Neil R. Another Neil, a first timer, messaged us last night, came along and covered the half marathon distance comfortably with some extra distance added on.

The other group included a non-member and a dog (we’re working on them both joining ) and they enjoyed a loop of Bute Park and the latter half of the Cardiff Half at a slightly easier pace a little over 9 mins per mile.

The longer runs are proving popular, just like our 20 & 10 miler race in March. We’ve now got just 25 places left in the 20 and just over ten in the 10 miler! Don’t forget to sign up via the link in our bio!

Recent Posts

See All


  • Facebook
  • X
  • Instagram
  • Flickr
bottom of page