RUNNING Forever athletes headed over the bridge to Wales this weekend, for the Brecon Beacons Ultra organised by Up Hill and Down Dale.

This two-lap, 46-mile run has a staggering amount of climb and some very technical descents on challenging terrain, which makes it very popular with the mountain goats in the club.

First home for RFRC was Ali Bisatt, who clocked in at 8.04 and 12th place.

Sam Wharton crossed the line in 8.34, which earned her a podium place as third female finisher.

Next home was Martin Webb in 8.45, which gave the trio the prize for first-placed team.

Adrian Edwards clocked in at 10.42 and Matt Blee 12.06.

It was a short hop to Cricket St Thomas for James Nicholas and Eliza Brodie to take part in the Lemur Loop 12-hour race.

Nicholas completed six of the 10k laps in 6.54, with Brodie covering 50k in 9.04.

Isabelle Ashton, a recent graduate of the club’s Beginners Running Programme, took part in the TRC 6k race from Vivary Park and completed the run in 62 minutes.

This week’s Parkrun tourists visited Melksham, Fire Service College and Clevedon.

Twenty-seven took on the local Longrun Meadow course, where Richard Mackrory clocked up a PB.


ON a brisk Saturday morning, five intrepid Wellington Weavers took to the shortened six-mile loop of Cricket St Thomas, near Chard.

The course took in spectacular views and a great bunch of volunteers in various costumes, all with the endless enthusiasm that kept the Weavers going through all five laps of the course, completing just over 29.5 miles.

Well done to Louise Lowry for completing the 10k race, and to Eliza Brodie, Sam Austin, Jo Rundle and Luke Merchant for completing five laps, all in respectable times for the course and conditions.


HYDRO Harriers’ Andy White was again in good Longrun Meadow Parkrun form, last Saturday - over the line in 20min 43sec and recording 13th position out of 296 runners.

Chris Perring managed 21-29.

Meanwhile, at Valentine’s (Ilford), a stricken Rowland Lyons failed a fitness test for this week’s Weston Prom Run (Thursday, 7.30pm) recording, in his words, an “eye-watering year’s worst” of 33-54.