What an ending to 2013. A few of the boys represented us at some of the Christmas week races and we were out in numbers for the Nos Galan New Year’s Eve race. The most popular race of the year was the Cardiff Half Marathon where we had 30 RVR’s out.
The men’s club championship could not have been any tighter this year with less than a minute in it. The winners are Keith Thompson, Alun Evans and Stephen Poole.
The ladies club championship won by Amy Edwards.
The most races competition won by Tracy Edwards, 16 races and 325 miles.
Best male marathon: Keith Thompson and best female marathon: Tracy Edwards.
Well done to Carl Seaman, Alun Evans, Peter Shanley, Leona Shanley, Karl Burnell and Richard Lawrence also completing marathons in 2013.
The staggered race was almost dominated by the ladies but young Will Davies put an end to that. The winners are Jean Gardner, Will Davies and Tracy Evans.
There was quite a genre of races this year: road, trail, ultras and triathlons – all healthy for the continuous growth of the club. Well done to Tracy Edwards, Carl Seaman for venturing into the world of ultras and to Karl Burnell and Richard Lawrence on their Wales Ironman.
As a team event we improved on our 2012 placing in the Rack Raid. 2014 could be even better.
Perhaps the highlight of the year was seeing so many of our new members running in the Cardiff Half Marathon and completing the distance for the first time. Some of them are going further next year as they have been lucky enough to get London Marathon places.
A BIG thanks to all our new members this year. Some of which have come through the beginners running group led by Tracy and supported by RVR members.
Let’s keep our membership healthy all.
Have a great 2014 everyone.