Bridgend AC

Reminder about the WA Endurance Seminar this week

All – a quick reminder that Welsh Athletics will be holding an Endurance Evening on Wednesday the 4th of Feb (this Wednesday coming) at 7:00pm at NIAC in Cyncoed.

The aim of the meeting is as follows:

The main focus of the evening will be the presentation of the strategy and vision for endurance across Wales however the evening will also cover athlete development and long term athlete development within club structures.

Further detail on the WA website.  All are welcome, and the evening is free.

Looking for races – and willing to travel a little further afield?

Stuck for a race to enter? Willing to travel over the Bridge? Then you might be interested in looking at some of the races in the Somerset Series.

One that really caught my eye was The Big Cheese – just a shame its a week before the World Half Marathon Cardiff (which all BAC’ers of suitable age and suitable running ability should be doing…)

Quote: The race is an all out hilly mud fest taking in Rowberrow and the showing off the epic views from Beacon Batch.  The scenery is amazing but you will have to earn it by running 15 miles and completing over 2000 feet of climbing.

Great junior results at the Welsh Indoor T&F Championships

Congratulations to the following junior athletes for great performances in reaching finals at the recent Welsh Indoor Track & Field Championships at NIAC (over the weekend of the 16th & 17th of January)

Event Name Time Place
U13B 60m FINAL Evan Jones 8.47 secs SECOND- SILVER
U13B 60m FINAL Morgan Hubbarde 8.76 secs 7th
U13B 200m FINAL Evan Jones 27.22 secs FIRST – GOLD
U13G 60m FINAL Jodi Davies 8.97 secs 8th
U15G 1500m FINAL Nia Clatworthy 4.56.35 FIRST – GOLD
U17W 200m FINAL Hannah Longden 25.84 FIRST – GOLD
U20W 60m FINAL Zoe Nash 7.79 SECOND – SILVER
U20W 200m FINAL Zoe Nash 26.08 4th


This was a fantastic weekend full of great performances by all who competed, particularly for those who “medalled”.

As ever this wouldn’t have been possible without the hard work and dedication of their coaches and parents.

For the full results go to the Welsh Athletics results page

Into your running tech?

If you are into your running technology (I’m sure some only run / bike / swim BECAUSE of it at times…) then perhaps one of the better web review sites Ive found is the DC Rainmaker site….

Its a US based site – but a great place to find REALLY indepth reviews of all yer Garmins, Suuntos and TomToms. The product comparison tool is particularly useful.

Senior 3K Handicap results

Last night saw the annual Senior 3K Handicap race run in the Waterton Estate. Well done to The Rev. John  Morgan who managsanta-runningrun_a12d3ed to persuade Stu to give him enough of a head start to see him home in first place… Divine intervention possibly….

First home overall was James Hunt in a storming 9:28

Thanks to all 25 runners for participation and to the timers Clare Hughes , Willow Hughes, Jacqueline Brace.
Handicapper almost got it right with all but 2 finishing within about 1 minute around the 14min standard time !!

Thanks as always to Steve for providing  rummaging around in his loft/garage/car boot for the many wonderful and eclectic prizes as usual.

Name Time  Handicap  Runtime  Pos
John Morgan 13:32 02:45 10:47 11
Steve Jenkins 13:34 03:15 10:19 7
James Hunt 13:43 04:15 09:28 1
John Hill 13:45 03:15 10:30 8
Donny Williams-Hale 13:46 03:30 10:16 6
Andy Wicks 13:47 02:30 11:17 14
Jamie Clode 13:50 02:30 11:20 15
Tony Phillips 13:57 01:30 12:27 20
Georgie Dando 13:59 02:00 11:59 17
Rob Hunt 14:06 03:15 10:51 12
Nick Stocker 14:06 02:00 12:06 18
Andrew Hodgson 14:07 04:05 10:02 2
Greg Newhams 14:09 02:30 11:39 16
Richard Dando 14:10 04:05 10:05 3
John Hayes 14:10 02:00 12:10 19
Dan Glen 14:12 03:30 10:42 10
Kate Roberts 14:13 04:05 10:08 4
Mark Emery 14:20 04:05 10:15 5
Gavin Gates 14:24 03:45 10:39 9
Alex John 14:26 03:15 11:15 13
Catherine Stephens 14:29 02:00 12:29 21
Huw Williams 14:30 0 14:30 24
Hayley Colborn 14:35 0 14:35 25
Stephen Summers 15:21 02:30 12:51 22
Dave Hughes 15:23 01:30 13:53 23



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