Weekly Waffle – 20th January 2019

Week 3 of the year in the Ogmore Phoenix house…

A special occasion at one of our local parkrun locations celebrating 300 events! 

Several members were present at that first running of the event and 54 of the club returned to celebrate with just over 400 other runners on the seafront.  Once the running was complete it was back to the Hi Tide to review achievements in the local summer running league and the series that kept us all focused over the festive season.  Significant placings resulted in awards being picked up by several Phoenix!  Wonderful stuff!!

Other parkruns were also completed resulting in a record turnout for the club with volunteers included hitting the magic 100 in total!!  Amazing!

Sunday came round and while huge numbers continued their journey in Pandy Park others hit the trails along the coast preparing for their long race in April.

Some headed further east to loop around very picturesque surroundings for a (slightly longer than) 10k race around the trails.  With volunteers and runners alike great fun was had by all.

One tackled a new event consisting of multiple loops which can be completed as many times as can be achieved within 6 hours.  It resulted in a quick half marathon time and a 2nd place finish.

Another headed north to run full marathon distance around a city and bashed out 20 miles and then battled through the last 6 tough miles to finish another marathon and the first one of the year!

High numbers at training still outstripping any week of last year as motivation levels remain high following the new year!  Great to see!

Great running all round, yet again.

Keep doing what you’re doing guys…

Let’s see what week 4 brings…



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