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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

January 23rd, 2018

November and December 17 events summary (part 2)


Just when you think things will start winding down for Christmas ………. No chance, another 2 months of incredible activity by Harriers.

As usual, apologies if I have missed anyone or got anything wrong.

4th November

3 Harriers and a friend from Run4All ventured to Majorca for a Long Course Weekend event. They even managed to find a 12 year old single malt called Royal Brackla – didn’t bring us any home though!!!

Half Marathon: –
Richard Stephen Steele 1:45:11 sb – well done Richard
Iain Hendry (Run4All) 1:48:27
Matthew Bunce 1:48:45

Marathon: –
Christopher Jeynes 3:09:51

Mansfield XC Relays: –
Rhys Francis 18:12

Rhys’s team was incomplete as only contained 3 runners and 4 were needed but out of the incomplete teams Rhys’s team came top.


5th November

Richard Burton 10k

25 Harriers raced on a course changed for this year with more hills – is that possible?


The plaudits go to Rowan Hobbs with a 10k pb at 37.23 and sb’s for Sean Lewis and Sophie Deere. First 10k’s for a few people. Not a bad one to start with.

11th November

Endurance Life Half Marathon – Trail: –
Lottie Vaughan 2:52:11

Birmingham & District Invitation XC: –
Rhys Francis 37:08

Mo Run Cardiff 10k: –
Ed Evans 42:09
Richard Stephen Steele 48:48

18th November

Proto Col Chilly Duathalon: –
Richard Dyke 56:48

Run 1 – 13:53
Bike – 26:15
Run 2 – 13:47

25th November

Eynsham Roadrunner 10k: –
John Lloyd 40:50
Tina Lloyd 1:05:29

West Glamorgan Cross Country League

3rd event at Kenfig Dunes: –

Ladies: –

Charlotte Johns 32.59
Andrea Starritt 35.34
Jane Ogilvie 36.17
Julia Esmond 38.36
Charlie Barlow 41.32
Kathleen Evans 42.31
Natalie Jones 43.01
Sue Wilkins 45.56

Gents: –

Ian Ogilvie 29.22
Gareth Taylor 29.25
Matthew Bunce 31.30
Andrew Mundy 32.43
Daniel Jones 32.54
Ryan Bunce 36.10
David Cottrem 37.22
Stephen Bond 39.12
Howard Jones 39.30
Andrew Wilkins 42.01

Run Barbados Marathon Weekend 1-3 December

Mark Francis kindly spread the Brackla word far afield and did a 10k in a creditable 53.30 in 81 degrees and 75% humidity. He was forced to take on plenty of local fluids to rehydrate afterwards (in the McQueen fashion!!!)


10th December – should have been Pudding Run

Weather intervened (under statement), event cancelled and rearranged for 21st January 2018.

A wise decision. The St. David’s, Pembrokeshire Mud Run took place. One runner had a broken ankle and 17 others collapsed with hypothermia!!!

17th December

Cottrell Park Christmas Cracker 10k
14 David Moore 0:42:53
31 John Lloyd 0:45:32 3rd in category
44 Matthew Bunce 0:47:52
57 Charlotte Johns 0:49:01 3rd in category
75 Daniel Jones 0:51:51
81 Mark Francis 0:53:16
91 Jane Ogilvie 0:54:22 4th in category
97 Richard Beech 0:55:44 4th in category
99 Mark Evans 0:55:52
100 Richard Stephen Steele 0:55:54
106 Mary Beech 0:56:50
139 Howard Jones 1:01:14
142 Julie Couzens 1:01:30
165 Andrew Wilkins 1:05:04
207 Sue Prosser 1:11:47
Some great performances in very trying conditions. Well done all!!!

26th December

Porthcawl Lions Run
8 Christopher Jeynes 26.42
18 John David Lloyd 28.34
20 Ian Ogilvie 28.50
41 Matthew Bunce 30.34
57 Charlotte Johns 31.37
78 Richard Dyke 33.10
94 Jane Ogilvie 33.59
101 Ryan Bunce 34.23
122 Richard Beech 35.12
124 Mary Beech 35.19
126 Libby Lavis 35.27
Some great results and times with tums still full of Christmas Day food and booze!!!!

31st December

Llandeilo 10 miler

Paul Speyer 1:13:18
Lottie Vaughan 1:36:49

Nos Galan 5k

Christopher Jeynes 17:52 5k pb
John David Lloyd 19:54
Mary Beech 24:16 5k sb

The Festive Four

Results from a series of races over Christmas/New Year Period

Categories: –

Yellow Jersey: Fastest aggregate time for Man & Woman over four chosen events: –

Ladies: –

Jane Ogilvie, 4th place – 1.50.29

Men: –

Christopher Jeynes, 2nd place – 1:25:15
Ian Ogilvie, 5th place – 1:33:00
Matthew Bunce, 8th place – 1:40:02

White Jersey: Fastest aggregate age adjusted time for Man & Woman over four chosen events.

Ladies: –

Jane Ogilvie, 4th place – 01:38:07

Men: –

Christopher Jeynes, 4th place – 01:23:17
Ian Ogilvie, 5th place – 01:24:19
Matthew Bunce, 9th place – 01:37:43

Green Jersey: Best Man & Woman with aggregate time as a ratio to Seasons Best 5k time.

Ladies: –

Jane Ogilvie, 5th place – 4576

Men: –

Christopher Jeynes, 2nd place – 4835
Ian Ogilvie, 5th place – 4733
Matthew Bunce, 6th place – 4674

Very well done Jane and guys.

And, that is it for 2017. A brilliant year for the Harriers which will, I’m sure, be even better in 2018. As our Chairman Keith always tells us, “Go for it” and “Stay motivated”!!!

Andy Wilkins