Press Release June 2005
The second of the new Llanfrynach road race series organised by Brecon AC has gone well with a different winner and a number of new faces taking part. Due to a clash with a major school event the ‘mile and a half’ fun run numbers were down but the quality at the front was up as Ben Wigmore ran 9 seconds faster over the same course to win this event having placed 2nd two weeks previously. New face Adam Weaver took second spot 11 seconds behind in 9m43s while previous winner Jade Gordon was 3rd (and first girl) in 9m56s. All finishers receive a prize.
In the main race Phil Kendrick moved up from 2nd over 3 miles to wu=in the 4 mile event and establish a course record for future aspirants to the title. Kendrick, a V40 from Spa Tans Llandrindod completed the undulating course in 22m21 on a very hot evening. Brecon AC’s Tim Hindle took 2nd spot and the first senior man award in 23.09 while long time local running hero Dave Davies from Spa Tans was 3rd in 23.28.
Satu Haikala (Brecon AC) repeated her victory in the womens section but this time had to overcome the challenge of clubmate Angela Jones who ran strongly but was still feeling the effects of her exertions at fell running the previous weekend. Satu had an outstanding time of 24m49s and was actually placed 5th out of the 38 finishers with Angela 7th in 25m36s. New face Ian Davies was the first V50 in a time of 26m02s and 8th overall while Terry Simpson of Rhayader was once again the first V60, this time recording a time of 26m46s. Chris Prothero (Brecon AC) won the U20 male section in 26m37s while Rosie Richards (Brecon AC) won the U20 female section in 26m58s.
The final race in the series takes place tonight (Wednesday 8th June) at 7.15pm from Llanfrynach Village Hall (6.45 for fun run). Registration is from 6.15pm.
Angela is Mountain Queen.
Brecon AC’s Angela Jones was a comprehensive winner of the recent Black Mountains Fell Race which traverses 17 miles of tough terrain across this windswept mountain range. Angela, who was selected for the world mountain running championships team last summer before falling ill at the last moment is restoring her position as one of the countries leading off road runners.
Tim Hindle successfully completed all 3 of the Hereford 5K road series recently and walked away with a piece of cut glass for his efforts after finishing 5th overall. Tim was remarkably consistent, running each of the 3 races in 17 minutes give or take just a few seconds. Tim will also be hoping for futher prizes in the forthcoming week as the Brecon and Rhayader road race series come to a close.
Haikala third home.
Satu Haikala ran a personal best time of 18m32s for 5K as she finished 3rd female at the Merthyr Mawr 5K near Bridgend recently. Despite nursing a long term shin injury Satu continues to improve in her first year of serious competitive running.