Parc Bryn Bach, Tredegar hosted the annual Welsh 5km Road Race Championships on Saturday 1st August. It was billed as a summer evening of fantastic running in the Welsh valleys. Unfortunately the weather disappointed with wet and windy conditions so the summer evening never materialised. However, our Lliswerry ladies didn’t disappoint, delivering the fantastic running as advertised.
In a strong field of Welsh runners, Louise Howells finished 5th overall (19:15) taking Gold in the Vet 35 category, with club mate Sarah Lauder (SB 20:49) taking the Bronze. Keri-Lyn Jones (22:09) took the Gold medal in the Vet 40, whilst Nicola Haines-Jones (23:28) also took Gold in the Vet 50 category. Our ladies also secured the team Silver, finishing ahead of local rivals Parc Bryn Bach.
In the mens race Simon Gill was our only Lliswerry representative finishing outside of the medal positions but in a seasons best of 18:38. Well done to all our runners! Thanks to Laud Lauder for the report.