Wednesday
Nov112015

BE SAFE BE SEEN

The following advice is intended to keep our runners SAFE at all times! It is also essential that, whilst out running as a club, we are seen to be polite, responsible, set a good example & not put others at risk.

AT ALL TIMES:

BE SAFE BE SEEN! You can never be too visible! During the day, always wear bright or light-coloured clothing - fluorescent is good. At night we would strongly recommend that people ALWAYS wear light-coloured clothing plus a REFLECTIVE (not just fluorescent) bib or sash. Clip on flashers are a great way to be seen. NEVER ASSUME YOU'VE BEEN SEEN. Always be cautious with traffic. We would like to remind people that they are responsible for their own safety and that they run at their own risk. 

Thursday
Oct152015

ACE - Autumn Edition October 2015  

The Autumn 2015 edition of Ace is now available online, along with access to the Ace archive.

A flipable on screen edition as well as the tradition Adobe Acrobat file is available.

This may not be viewable on some smartphones.

Again, thanks to all who contributed!

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