Brackla Harriers

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Brackla Harriers running club is based at Bridgend Tennis & Squash Club and welcomes runners of all abilities. We've a range of facilities including changing areas, hot showers, safe storage and a bar for those all important post run refreshments.

Training starts at 7pm sharp on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

If you're thinking about joining a running club then why not come along to one of our training sessions? You'll meet the members and can have your first few runs without obligation to join. With the wide variety of running abilities at the club we're sure there'll be a place and pace for YOU!

Brackla Harriers News

March 3rd, 2018

February 2018


February’s summary follows.

Yet another month of brilliant Harriers’ achievements.

Starting with PARKRUNS 

3rd February 2018

Maesteg – 6 Harriers took part, Rowan Hobbs first (as usual), a pb from Jacob Griffiths and Charlotte Johns was first lady home.

Porthcawl – 15 Harriers ran with a pb from new Harrier, Joanna Kay at 26.01 and sb’s from Ian Ogilvie, Mark Francis, Howard Jones, Karen Phillips and Helen Kavanagh.

Barry Island – Roland Matthews took part.

10th February 

Llanelli Coast – first time for any Harriers to officially run this with Matthew and Ryan Bunce both achieving sb’s.

Maesteg – 2 Harriers, Rowan Hobbs first yet again. Andrea Starritt was first lady home.

Pontypridd – Mary Beech with a location pb of 24.00.

Porthcawl – 12 Harriers ran, Chris Jeynes in a creditable 4th position, sb’s from new member Elle Goodridge and from Howard Jones (4th sb in 5 events). Julie Couzens’ 50th Parkrun.

17th February

Cardiff – Richard Steele.

Maesteg – 3 runners. Rowan Hobbs, numero uno again – 4th time in a row and 5th time in 6 races this year. Jacob Griffiths came in second with a terrific 19.40 pb.

Pontypridd – Mary Beech

Porthcawl – 10 Harriers ran with sb’s from Libby Lavis, Julie Couzens, Paul Morgan, Karen Phillips, Helen Kavanagh, Sue Wilkins and Kath Priddle (Evans). Andy Fisher was first Harrier home.

Penallta – Helen Little ran.

Gnoll – Matthew Bunce with a pb at location of 23.32.

24th February

Bath Skyline – Daniel Jones – first run at location

Maesteg – 3 runners – Rowan Hobbs leading from the front – 5th win in a row. Brilliant stuff Rowan, sequence to be halted 3rd March as run cancelled due to forecast weather.

Porthcawl – 9 Harriers ran, with sb’s from Matthew Bunce and Jane Ogilvie. I think Howard Jones’ 26.41 should also be shown as an sb as his previous sb was 27.01!!!


A quieter month until the weekend of 17/18th February when Harriers were dashing all over Europe. More of that later.

3rd February 

British University & Colleges Sport XC Championships

138 Rhys Francis in 00:30:39

17th February

Dorney Lake Half Marathon

Elle Goodridge 2.04.00

Hoka Half Marathon (Strava times) –

Ian Ogilvie 1:39:56

Jane Ogilvie 2:07:04

18th February

Llanelli Half Marathon

Joe Beech 3rd in race in 1.11.59

John Lloyd 1.28.15 – 3rd in category

Matthew Bunce 1.37.12

Brackla on Tour – Italy –

The Italian Job

382 Charlotte Johns 1:41:06
542 Andrea Starritt 1:47:23
550 Mark Evans 1:47:34
565 Richard Beech 1:48:06
583 Mary Beech 1:48:40
730 Wayne Frewen 1:55:23
895 Howard Jones 2:04:16

25th February

Pontypool 10k: – 15th, 16th, 17th and 18th

John Lloyd 40.45 – 1st in category

Jacob Griffiths 40.53 – first competitive 10k for Jacob

Dave Moore 41.06

Ian Ogilvie 41.09 – 2nd in category

Gareth Taylor in 39th 43.29

Matthew Bunce in 46th 43.55

Richard Steele (Strava time) 45.53

Charlotte Johns in 68th 45.59 – 2nd lady in her category

Andrea Starritt in 113th 49.06

Jane Ogilvie in 143rd 50.36

Mary Beech (running as Howard Jones) in 166th 51.54

Sue Ralph in 308th 59.04 – 10k pb for Sue

Wrexham Half

1142 Lottie Vaughan 1:55:19

Great running everyone with Harriers represented both home and away. Borders are not boundaries for Harriers!!!

As usual I apologies for any errors or omissions.

Andy Wilkins