Saturday 31st December – Nos Galan 5km Road Race

The Nos Galan 5km Road Race incorporating the Wales vs North of England match.

OAC’s Racheal Bamford, representing the North of England, texted in,

“Finished first lady (36th overall) in 16.44 on a net uphill course 🙂 off now to Cardiff partying.”

This time is a new personal best for Racheal as well as a Club Record and places her third in the 2011 Club Rankings just behind Matt John (16.17) and Ian Fisher (16.43) for some perspective!

The race was won by Richard Peters (Bristol & West) in 14.40.

A radio report on the history of this race which started in 1958 from bbc wales and also from walesonline.

Race report from welshathletics.

  1. #1 by Tom P on January 1, 2012 - 10:11 am

    unbelievable stuff! Well done Racheal, edging ever closer to the Woman’s 5K outdoor world record of 14:11 🙂

  2. #2 by reid haddow on January 1, 2012 - 12:11 pm

    brilliant Racheal, another”Black and White performance”,
    fantastic running, well done!

  3. #3 by Karen B on January 1, 2012 - 3:14 pm

    Fantastic effort! I hope the partying was as successful….. Happy New Year!

  4. #4 by Matt Broughton on January 2, 2012 - 9:47 am

    Nice one Racheal. Impressive stuff

  5. #5 by Jamil Parapia on January 2, 2012 - 7:36 pm

    Well done Racheal. Top time. Might see you at training this week!


  6. #6 by Ian on January 3, 2012 - 10:12 pm

    Brilliant run by Racheal. That 16.43 which did recently was done from starting at the back after running from home on the undulating Lister Park cicuit. My best time I did was 14.43 two weeks after London 2004 that I know of.

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