Brackla Harriers

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

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