Green flash at Merthyr Mawr!

Sunday, 11 June 2017

By GEM Community Correspondent
in Athletics

The Porthcawl Runners were out in force at the recent Merthyr Mawr 5k – and brought home a first-placed prize, 14 new personal bests as well as smashing a club record in the process.

No fewer than 47 competitors from the South Road-based club descended on the event – which forms part of the Bridgend County Running League – and eclipsed their previous best of 26 achieved at the same event in 2016.

There was plenty of reason for celebration with Deb Goule (21:19) collecting the prize of first Vet 45 female, while there were personal bests on the night for Dave Dickson, David Bennett, Will Edwards, Robert Slaughter, Matthew Watkins, Laura Butcher, Karen Phillips, Deb Jones, Tim Kale, Jennifer Jones and Heidi Bennett – along with debut trio Martin Gush, Eve Devlin and Carl Field.

Geraint Williams, Alun Williams, Jeremy Jones, Toni Cosson and Lindsay Ford also enjoyed excellent first outings for the club.

Geraint Lewis (17:47) led the Runners home in 23rd out of 479 finishers overall.

It was the second of six BCRL events that will be held this summer.

The next one will be staged by the Runners at Porthcawl Seafront on Wednesday, June 28, where they will compete in a 4km time trial once again with Brackla Harriers, Bridgend AC, Cornelly Striders, Cwm Ogwr Runners, Pencoed Panthers and Pencoed Tri Club.


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