Race Report: September/October
On Saturday 21 September 2019, the Black Mountains Fell Race, hosted by Mynydd Ddu Fell and Mountain Running Club took place, starting and finishing at Llanbedr village, near Crickhowell. The route included checkpoint Pen Cerrig-calch, Pen y Gadair Fawr, Chwarel y Fan, Bal-Mawr and Crug Mawr, and attracting competitors from across Wales and beyond. Sarn Helen’s Nigel Davies took on the challenge of the 27.4 km (17 mile) course, with an ascent of 1586 metres (5200 feet), completing in a time of 04:30:41, 49th in a field of 71.
Race Report: September
The sun was shining brightly on Sunday 8th September for the Velindre Castle2Castle 11 mile run. Jane Holmes, who has received treatment at the Centre, and Nicola Davies , raising money with family members, represented Sarn Helen Running Club, starting at Caerphilly Castle and ending at Cardiff Castle to support Velindre Cancer Centre, Wales' premier Cancer Centre, providing care, support and treatment to 1.5 million people in South East Wales and beyond.
Race Report: August 2019 (2)
The second half of August has seen Sarn Helen shirts appearing across Wales, as well as over the border, with a clink of medals and achievement of personal bests.
June 2019 Race Report
JCP Swansea Half Marathon
The 6thSwansea Half Marathon took place on 23 June 2019. This scenic, flat and face route had the added challenge of very warm weather conditions for runners, with an estimated 10,000 runners were expected to take part in the main 13.1 mile race, starting from the iconic Brangwyn Hall. Sarn Helen results were as follows: Irfon Thomas 01:31:11, Steffan Thomas 01:39:55, Delyth Crimes 01:46:58, Matthew Walker 01:49:48, Enfys Needham-Jones 01:56:05, Nicola Williams 01:59:54, Elisha Leigh Jones 02:06:17, Sian Bela Jenkins, 02:13:11.
Race Report: August 2019
In another busy month for Sarn Helen Running Club, senior and junior members continue to take part in a wide range of challenges, supporting events across the region, encouraging participation at all levels and achieving fabulous results.
June 2019 Race Report
Ras y Llychau Talley 5k
On the evening of 24 May 2019, the sun shone for the 20th annual Ras y Llychau in the picturesque village of Talley, Carmarthenshire. With a total of 247 junior and senior runners of all ages, along with organisers and supporters, this popular event flooded the Abbey area.
July 2019 Race Report
Sunday 7thJuly 2019 heralded the first Healthspan Porthcawl 10k, the third in the Healthspan series, with 3375 runners starting off in sunny, warm conditions. The route stretched along the promenade, with views across Newton, Trecco and Sandy Bays, with a number of cross-country and marathon champions competing and supporting the event. Sarn Helen Club husband and wife Nigel and Lorraine Davies took on the challenge, achieving times of 00:41:45 and 01:13:13 respectively.
Cycling: May 2019 Report
Sarn Helen Club members have racked up the mileage this month, taking part in three events across Wales.
Cycling: Dawn ‘til Dusk Challenge
Members of the Sarn Cycling Club have been clocking up some serious mileage as part of the Dawn ‘til Dusk Challenge to raise money and awareness for Parkinson’s UK. Hoping to complete over 200 miles in a series of loops around Tregaron and Pontrhydfendigaid, they rode from dawn until dusk, with a final count of 250 miles completed.
May 2019 Race Report (Part 2)
On the evening of 8th May 2019, the picturesque surroundings of the Hafod Estate saw Ras y Hafod, part of the Red Kite Challenge series, with trail races for senior and junior runners.
In the seniors 10k trail, 29 runners set out from the ruins of the Hafod Mansion house and followed a route stretching along the river Ystwyth, with climbs through woodland, across bridges and along forestry tracks; taking in bluebell banks and cascading waterfalls. Four Sarn Helen runners competed, with results as follows: Mick Taylor (51:22), Marc Davies (1:00:53), Rebecca Doswell (1:12:07) and Jane Holmes (1:12:07).