Thursday
Oct082015

Team and Individual Awards at the Cardiff Half Marathon

We had 119 finishers in this race and were successful in the team races and individually.

Our men were third in the open race with 4 to score

Tes Goitom, Stephen Paterson, Martin Rees and Oliver Williams doing the honours.

They were also 3rd in the Welsh Championships with the first 3 of those counting.

The women's team of Jess Parry-Williams, Carys Hughes and Angharad Mair won the open race, the Welsh Championship and the British Championship - well done ladies!

Individual Welsh Championship awards were won by the following:

Stephen Paterson 3rd M35

Matthew Hurford 2nd M40

Dave James 2nd M55

Martin Rees 1st M60 (not shown as M60 in results!!)

Howard Kent 3rd M60

Mike Davies 2nd M65

Ralph Davey 1st M70

Jess Parry-Williams 2nd Senior and 1st W35

Clare Jacobs 2nd W40

Angharad Mair 1st W50

Julie Scholey 1st W55

Andrea Webster 2nd W55

Gill Murphy 3rd W60

Clare Johnson 2nd W70

 

 

Sunday
Sep132015

Les Croupiers at the World Masters Mountain Running Championships Betws y Coed

 Some pics of croups runners earlier today at the finish of above race. Les Croupiers runners were Mike and Jill Murphy, Caroline Dallimore and Rod Jones.  Katie Beecher won Silver Medal in F35 age group.

 

 

Friday
Aug212015

Les Croupiers at the 2015 World Masters Championships

 

I've been able to collate all the Croups performances, even though the individual road results are not yet up on the official site - they do appear on power of 10. (Age is calculated at day 1 of the overall competition, NOT on the day of the actual competition).

MEL JAMES:
9 AUG: Heat 4 M70 200 metres: 4th 31.51 secs.
12 AUG: Heat 5 M70 400 metres: 4th 72.32 secs.
14 AUG: SF 2 M70 400 metres: 8th 73.16 secs.
16 AUG: M70 4 x 400 metres: 1. GERMANY 4:38.02; 2. GB & NI 4:40.62; 3. FINLAND 4:52.13.
BRITISH SILVER MEDALLISTS: MEL JAMES, TERRY BISSETT, LAURENCE OLDFIELD, WINSTON LAING.

DAVE COLES:
16 AUG: M55 Marathon: 13th 3:02:56

MARTIN WILLIAMS:
16 AUG: M50 Half Marathon: 27th 1:23:31

MICK McGEOCH:
16 AUG: M55 Half Marathon: 25th 1:33:48

SANDY JOHNSTON:
16 AUG: M65 Half Marathon: 6th 1:31:13

MIKE DAVIES:
16 AUG: M65 Half Marathon: 21st 1:46:15

RALPH DAVEY:
16 AUG: M70 Half Marathon: 20th 1:54:20

CLARE JOHNSON:
16 AUG: F70 Half Marathon: 5th 2:07:07

Road events also comprised team competition on a 3 to score, cumulative time basis.
M55 Half Marathon: 1. FRANCE 3:56:08; 2. GB & NI 4:27:25; 3. SPAIN 4:30:58.
BRITISH SILVER MEDALLISTS: COLIN FEECHAN 1:21:04, STEPHEN SMYTHE 1:32:33, MICK McGEOCH 1:33:48.

M65 Half Marathon: 1. FINLAND 4:37:27; 2. FRANCE 4:40:06; 3. GB & NI 4:52:26.
BRITISH BRONZE MEDALLISTS: SANDY JOHNSTON 1:31:13, STEVE HERINGTON 1:39:38, TREVOR EDGLEY 1:41:35.

Of course, the press love a nice medal table at the end of such championships:
1 FRANCE 106 GOLD, 97 SILVER, 81 BRONZE (total 284)
2 GERMANY 105 GOLD, 78 SILVER, 75 BRONZE (258)
3 GB & NI 60 GOLD, 49 SILVER, 55 BRONZE (164)
4 USA 57 GOLD, 60 SILVER, 43 BRONZE (160)
5 AUSTRALIA 52 GOLD, 44 SILVER, 44 BRONZE (140)

A total of 98 nations were represented with 65 nations receiving at least one medal.
If Les Croupiers were a nation (I know, we're much, much more than that!) we'd have finished 57th in the table with two silver and one bronze medal (ahead of Iceland, Philippines, Luxumbourg, Turkey, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Bolivia, Chinese Taipei and Hong Kong.

A story to be hopefully updated.........

Mick

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJnbHozSn5M&feature=youtu.be

 

Friday
Aug142015

Les Croupiers at Rose Inn No. 4 - 2015

In the final running of the 4 race series Les Croups members placed 3rd male (Oliver Williams), 1st male team (Oliver Williams, Tom Jeffery, Nick Tulp, Andrew Blair), and 60+ series winner (Howard Kent).

Full resuts are available here: https://sites.google.com/site/chepstowharriersrunningclub/rose-inn-relays

Friday
Jul172015

Clare Johnson - 70th birthday and still going great guns!

Clare is often seen at the Cardiff Parkrun & races from 400m up to a marathon, both on road & off, including the Gwent league! She has also been spotted doing 2+hr training runs on a Sunday. Clare is an inspiration, & recently celebrated her 70th birthday and a new age group. We all wish Clare a happy birthday & many more runs to come!

Clare had the following to say after celebrating at Julie Scholey's house party:

Thanks to all who came to my 70th birthday bash on Saturday at Super Scholey's house. It was a fantastic afternoon and evening in Julie and Pete’s beautiful garden on a perfect summer’s day. As if by magic, the food tables kept on being replenished with wonderfully varied dishes which just kept on coming. The ales, brewed by Julie’s brother, Pete, were super. Wave upon wave of people came and it was great to see so many Les Croupiers members there, past and present. I was overwhelmed by all the wonderful messages I received, along with gifts and bottles of booze. I was truly spoilt. The best thing I ever did was join the club and I feel privileged to know so many wonderful people from all walks of life. Being part of the Les Croupiers ‘family’ has been a very important part of my life and the friendship and camaraderie over the past 20 years, through good times and through hard times, have been second to none. I’ve had so much fun with you all and you keep me young! A big THANK YOU, Julie and Pete, for allowing me to ‘highjack’ your party and making it such a memorable occasion.

 

More photos, courtesy of Clare Phillips & Annie Conroy, via the following links:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/clare.johnson.18488/posts/807457912684998?pnref=story

Dropbox: https://www.dropbox.com/sc/w5583m5xlrdfgub/AADzR6yyiZ09VEU-d_Ur5FFTa