Penarth runners tackle Brecon 10miler and half ironman

FINISH LINE: Malcolm Bradley on the home straight of the Brecon 10

FINISH LINE: Malcolm Bradley on the home straight of the Brecon 10

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PENARTH AND Dinas Runners enjoyed mixed success in the Brecon 10 Mile Road Race over the weekend.

Debbie Evans was the star performer as she finished fourth place overall, but for most of the Penarth runners it was a tough day in the office.

Although the race formed part of the club championship, for most of the Penarth runners it was less a case of aiming for personal bests, but more a matter of purely getting around the course.

It was fairly warm and dry throughout the race, with most of the runners relieved that it wasn’t as hot as the previous week’s Magor Marsh 10k.

Chris Nellins was the first Penarth runner to cross the finish line, with Knill Baird-Murray his nearest rival.

Richard Jackson-Hookins, returning to racing after injury, counted the race as a training run and was next up to cross the finish line.

Rob Wilson, more used to Ironman distance races, was next up to finish the race.

Debbie Evans, who was unfortunate to miss out on an age category win as they weren’t awarded in this race, was fourth lady overall and the first Penarth lady to finish.

Louise Hunt, fresh from her marathon training, was the sixth lady to finish overall.

Malcolm Bradley wasn’t far behind, with Ian Warburton, Yvonne Williams, Danielle Rayner and Justine Cass also representing the club.

Marc Durkin and Andy Jones also completed in their first half ironman in the Wales Triathlon over the weekend.

Andy Jones finished in 5 hours 54 minutes, with Marc Durkin finishing in 6 hours 8 minutes.

Marc spent 37 minutes on the swim, 3.5hours on the 56mile bike ride during massive headwinds, and 1 hour 52 minutes in the hilly half marathon.

Penarth and Dinas Runners meet every Monday evening at 7pm at Cosmeston Country Park by the visitor centre.

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