Lliswerry take on the Classic Quarter

In a massive weekend of sporting events, the club had a sea of Maroon and White head to the Swansea Half Marathon to do battle with the headwinds and take on the improved course. As with the previous year, the weather was good, if a little warm, but our runners took on the race and all performed brilliantly, with Emma Wookey again stealing the headlines finishing as first lady, completing a South Wales half marathon trilogy for her.

Meanwhile, the previous day, under the cover of darkness (4:30am!) four Lliswerrians were getting up to take on the 44 mile Classic Quarter; an ultra race along the SW Coastal path from the southernmost point of Great Britain to the westernmost point.

Setting off at 6:30, Andy James and Geoff Roynon headed off on their epic solo adventure, with Alun King and Ruth Phillips splitting the 44 miles between them as a relay pair, and setting off 45 minutes later.

Describing it as "one of the toughest races he's done so far", Andy stuck with Geoff and they crossed the line in 10:48:50.

At the finish line, looking a little fragile!

Meanwhile Ruth had set off on her first leg with speedy intentions, and set off the pair who crossed the line in 7:52:40, placing 4th in the relay pairs, and being the first mixed pair across the line.

Back next year for more? You bet!