Monday
Oct262009

Cardiff Half Marathon - Welsh Championship Results

As can be seen on the results page, we had an enormous presence at this event, and the Welsh Half Marathon Championship results, both on an individual and team basis, reflect the quality of our performances.

Individual

Lady 35: Jen Salter (Gold)

Lady 40: Libby O'Duffy (Silver)

Lady 45: Judi Rhys (Silver)

Lady 55: Gill Murphy (Gold) and Annie Conroy (Bronze)

Lady 60: Clare Johnson (Gold)

Men 40: Lee Aherne (Gold)

Men 45: Martin Williams (Bronze)

Men 50: Dave Coles (Gold) and Mick McGeoch (Silver)

Men 55: Mike Murphy (Gold)

Men 70: Erroll Alexis (Gold)

Teams:

Senior Ladies: Silver (Katie Beecher, Libby O'Duffy, Jen Salter)

                       Bronze (Helen Jessop, Liz Ashton, Judi Rhys)

Vet Ladies: Gold (Libby O'Duffy, Jen Salter, Judi Rhys)

Senior Men: Silver: (Lee Aherne, Stuart Crees, Nick Dukes, Martin Williams)

Vet Men: Gold: (Lee Aherne, Martin Williams, Dave Coles)

Many congratulations to all concerned, and a special thanks to Derek Williams in his capacity of Race Referee and for producing the above information (which also appears on Welsh Athletics website)

Friday
Oct162009

Funeral arrangements - David Furness

For those of you who are interested we now have the funeral arrangements ....

Wednesday 21st October 2009

Leaving David's house in Abertridwr at 11.40am to be at Eglwysilan Church at 12pm.

Then down to the Glyn Taff Crem in Pontypridd at 1.30pm.

 

Saturday
Oct102009

Club tribute at parkrun ~ Memorial to David Furness

I wanted to write something to say thank you to everyone for this morning, but I have Davey Proud to thank for the choice of title.

What do I say other than THANK YOU for all who managed to make it this morning to parkrun after my request on Thursday night and via the e-mail, also thank you to all those who couldn't make it but sent their apologies. I honestly had no idea how many from the club would turn up this morning with the Gwent Lge tomorrow. I was pleasantly surprised, we were represented by 73 members, 51 running and 22 either helping or supporting, I can't think of another club that could produce that level of support. There are photos from today on the Cardiff parkrun website, there is also a tribute folder to David on there.

This week has been a tough one for me, and I hope that I have managed to do the Club, David and his family justice.

Once again thank you for your support.

Phil

Thursday
Oct082009

Your presence is requested at Cardiff parkrun ~ a Memorial to David Furness

Hi All
 
For those of you who were at the Club tonight or have seen the website (Club or parkrun) you will know that one of our members was killed in a motorbike accident on Saturday afternoon.
 
David Furness joined the Club back in May after being introduced to us via parkrun. I am taking this opportunity to ask as many Les Croupiers members as possible to turn up and run at Cardiff parkrun this Saturday 10th October, I appreciate that the Gwent Lge is on Sunday but if you could come along and support it would be very much appreciated. I'm also asking that everyone who runs or helps out wears their Club Vest or other Club Kit as a sign of support. I've been told that a group of David's friends will be coming along on Saturday to run in his memory, I would like it if we could organise a photo of all the Club members along with David's friend and then put it on to the website.
 
Thank you for your time, and I hope to see you all on Saturday.
 
Phil
Monday
Oct052009

David Furness - RIP

David Furness (13/8/75 – 3/10/09)

It is with great sadness that I have to announce the death of one of our members, David Furness. David was tragically killed in a motorbike accident on Saturday.

Hearing that anybody you know has been taken in such a way gives you a stirring feeling, but what hit me more with this news was that I had seen David that morning and actually processed his finishing result at Cardiff parkrun.

David joined the club in May having started to come along to the Club, David’s introduction to the Club had come via parkrun which he started attending back in January. David quickly found a group to run with on Club nights – fellow new starter Chris Morgan, Tony Dorsett, Richard Crawford, Geoff Wright, et al. Since joining David has represented the Club at 7 races and was looking forward to running the Cardiff Half Marathon on 18th October. During his time at parkrun David had improved his time by 4:51, bringing his time down from 27:01 to 22:10.

 

On behalf of the Club I would like to pass on all of our deepest sympathies to his family.

As soon as I have any further details I will pass them on.

Phil