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.
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.
Cycling: May 2019 Report
Sarn Helen Club members have racked up the mileage this month, taking part in three events across Wales.
March 2019 Race Report (Part 2)
Sarn Helen Running Club was superbly represented at Ras Gwyl Dewi in Llanddewi Brefi on Sunday March 10th with some top placing juniors throughout the categories and some determined, strong performances from the adults in both the 10k and 5k races.
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).
March 2019 Race Report
Just one week after the gruelling Tregaron Half Marathon Mitchell Readwin took on a challenging 10-mile road race in the village of Looe nr Cornwall. Held on Feb 23rd and organised by Looe Pioneers Running Club Readwin made the start line of the hilly, though be it scenic route for the second year running and finished in a time of 1:30:18. His eldest son, Christopher, competed in the children’s 1 mile event and gave a spectacular performance, finishing 8th out of nearly 100 runners.
May 2019 Race Report
The Bank Holiday weekend offered runners a range of events to stretch their legs and take to hills and cities. The hills of Devils Bridge provided a scenic and dramatic backdrop for the Sialens y Barcud – Red Kite Challenge on Saturday 4th May 2019.
Ras Cors Caron Half Marathon
The winner of this years Ras Cors Caron Half Marathon hasn’t been seen along the windy rural roads of Tregaron since 2013, where he placed 3d overall in a respectable time of 1 hour 22. The Swansea athlete, 34-year-old Richard Copp, strolled across the line on Sunday 17th Feb in a massive course PB of 1:17:19 with a substantial lead on the runner up, Pembs Harrier Shaun Newbery, who placed 2nd Open Male in 1:18:41. Two-time previous race winner John Collier of West Coast Tri club completed the podium in a talent rich Open Male class with a time of 1:19:18.
April 2019 News
On Saturday 6th April 2019 122 runners tackled the challenging Sugar Loaf Fell Race over a distance of seven miles, with 1725 feet ascent. The snow had cleared from the grounds, and grey clouds cleared with sunny conditions for the runners.
January 2019 Race Report
Massive Sarn Success in the annual Team Pursuits
Sarn Helen Running Club kicked off 2019 with a superb presence at the highly competitive 2019 Team Pursuits event held in Crymych on Jan 27th. A highlight of the south wales race calendar the one of a kind event is successfully organised by the onlineraceresults.co.uk team and composes of 60 teams, 5 runners to a team, all covering a 6.5 mile VERY hilly course. Results are simple; individual runners times are cumulated and the fastest team wins.