The Pencarnan Run Series 2018
Week 1 – We chose a straight forward course, not too hilly but with a good split of bridal way, coast path and road. Or so we thought!
Now the kids went off lead by Olympian Jaz Joyce who said I’ll act as the hare and lead them around. Then as they came into sight with about 0.5 of a K to go. The Young Steffan Bridger Was leading the pack with Jaz a good 50m behind, then she did the trade mark, head back, arched back and put on the after burners. From there we had a full on race that left both gasping for breath at the end. Just behind these two were Will Phillips and Edward James both who almost collapsed over the line as well after giving it all!
Like father like daughter
The first lady in was Erica Simpson who celebrated with Ice Cream whilst she waited for her father to finish the 10K. Her father is no other than Rich Simpson the man who conquered The Marathon des Cote (The Entire Pembrokeshire Coast Path in 3 days) a few weeks ago. Taking it easy now with a mare 10K!
But as always what’s great to see on the kids run is all those little faces as they come in. Looking bewildered, happy, and sometimes disgusted!!!!
The Results Kids 3K
Now the 5K was dominated by the youngsters The Trio from St Davids RFC U15’s taking 1, 2 and 3. Although the rumour mill tells us there may have been a bit of gamesmanship going on! With the boys away on tour in South Africa for the next run. They were trying to gain joint first places to stack up the points for the leader board. Surely not boys!!! But good to see you thinking!
In 4th place it was good to see Chris Isles claiming respectability for the old boys, not that he’ll appreciate being called an old boy!
Now the first lady in was Pencarnan first timer Naomi Jones, who appeared to be quite shocked at how hard the coast path and trails are but judging by her time and position they didn’t seem to bother her too much!
I think it’s also fair to say that the last couple of 100m’s the runners could have done with a machete and jungle hat as they battled their way through the growth!!
The big one had a fair bit of coast path, a lovely section from Whitesand to St Justinian just to give the runners a bit of sea breeze and the great views of Ramsey Sound.
The Race was dominated from start to finish by Jack Turner a man of Gloucestershire who’s had the good sense to move to Pembrokeshire. And I’m sure it won’t be long before his name gets known on the local running circle. Now one man (Johnston’s Tom Sinton) was hot on Jack’s tail all the way around the course but took a wrong turning and ran into the finish line on 5.5 miles at just over 30mins, at which point he shouted “I’ve gone wrong” I then think Christ he’s back quick so wrongly thought he’s missed out the St Justinian Section and send him back out on the course to do another 5K (That’s what you get for being too fast!) On his return I did apologies and will do again Sorry Tom, but great effort.
First Lady in was – as usual Catherine Marks, will someone beat her this year!! It was also great to see Ramsey Island Lisa Morgan make the trip across the sound to join in. And in the mold of Tom. St Davids Emma Skeate took the same wrong turn (Mmm Sorry) but it was spotted early and she re-joined the course only going an extra .5 of a mile.
|Wrong Way||Tom Sinton||Male||But very fast.|