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Results

To view the results, click here: 3M Race Report.pdf

To view the results for individual runners, click here: 3M Runners Report.pdf


If you want your results to appear on the spreadsheet then you must email your results to Mike Prasad (official timings only, please): mike@prasad24.net

To view the results archive, click here: 3M Results Archive.xlsx

Latest parkrun results can be found on the parkrun page on this website.


Castles 2018

Over the weekend of 9th / 10th June a number of 3M runners are representing the club in the Welsh Castles Relay.

Find out more and see who's running, here.



General Data Protection Policy and Privacy Statement

Data protection and safeguarding your privacy is something we take very seriously.

As part of our efforts to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in the European Union on 25 May, we have made changes to our General Data Protection Policy and Privacy Statement to give you more visibility into how we use your data and keep it safe and secure.

The policy can be can be found here.



Time Trials

Monthly time trials are back!

Starting on Thursday 5th April at 7.00 pm from the 360 cafe. There will also be other regular time trails over other routes and distances.

More details can be found here.



Awards Night 2017 - Saturday 18th November

We held our every popular annual awards night at the Purple Badger, Llanrhidian.

The event was another great success, with great food, drinks, and disco.

Congratulations to all the award winners and all those who contributed to making it an excellent evening.

A list of the award winners can be found here



Team Muggy

The ladies of the club often raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support, and they were filmed by the BBC at this year's Cardiff Half Marathon (video on the right).

In the video you can see Christine Hurdidge, Laura Hall, Nicola Julian, and Meinir Jones - not forgetting Fay Sharpe in the mug!

They raised over 2,000 in donations. Well done Team Muggy!



This is Sparta!

Nathan Flear is the club's ultra-distance specialist who trains over 130 miles a week in training.

This year, Nathan's amazing performances meant he was selected for the British team for the Spartathlon, which is an historic 153-mile race from Athens to Sparta in 40-degree heat.

The video on the right shows Nathan arriving at Sparta as the first British runner, finishing 19th out of 369 elite international athletes. Which means Britain's leading ultra-distance runner is a member of our club!

Amazing, Nathan!



Llanmadoc Cross Country

Every year our club organises the beautiful Llanmadoc cross country race, part of the long-running West Glam League.

This year saw the unveiling of the club's magnificent new sail flag, expertly modelled in the photograph by Ian Bamford.

The event was another great success, with perfect weather and 240 entrants, and the event ran like clockwork (we all know our jobs). And our runners did excellently as well!

Thanks to Dewi for the photo.



"I'm Beuticus!"

Four of our club members took part in the St. Illtyd's Way ultramarathon which started in Burry Port and continued up into the Pembrey hills for 50K, or even 100K.

One of the team, Chris "The Beut" Jones decided to dress as a gladiator called "Beuticus". Our intrepid warriors were joined by crazy Japanese tyre woman who ran the whole race dragging an enormous rubber tyre tied to her foot (see them all in the photo on the right).

I don't understand the appeal of ultra running, but the aim appears to be just to continue running until it gets dark and you get lost and have to be rescued. Which is certainly what happened in this case.

Are all ultra runners completely mad?


Swansea Strava Man

As part of our professional and highly-focussed training regime, some members of the club recently ran round Swansea and drew a giant in his underpants.

The team used their GPS watches, and uploaded their route to the Strava website.

The giant was so big that his feet were on the beach and his head was on top of Townhill.



Lliw Valley Grand Prix

The third Grand Prix race of this year's series took us to the Lliw Valley reservoirs (video on the right).

It was a beautiful cool evening, perfect for running. Very enjoyable. And an excellent free buffet in the Plough and Harrow afterwards.

Thanks to Nina and all the volunteers, and thanks to Paul Rees for the video.



Finishing the job for Lee

In the latest of a long line of his amazing fundraising efforts, club member Lee Morris decided to run 20 marathons in 20 days on a treadmill at Simply Gym in Gorseinon. The money raised was to go to the Rhodri Jones Memorial Appeal.

Unfortunately, after running seven marathons in seven days, Lee fractured a bone in his foot and had to stop.

After Lee appealed to the club for help, many club members immediately went down to Simply Gym and attempted to run the remaining distance. Lee's great friends helped out as well.

In just a few days, the club had run the whole distance and Lee's appeal was saved! Well done everyone who helped.



Presentation Night 2016

The club has held its annual Presentation Night at the Purple Badger in Llanrhidian. This is a chance for the club to reward the best performers over the year, and also to have a very nice meal and disco.

The top three runners in each Grand Prix group received a trophy.

Other prizewinners were Chris Jones and Fay Sharpe for Club Man and Woman, Paul Harris for Outstanding Achievement, Nathan Flear and Lisa Williams for male and female Runners of the Year, Ashley Pascoe for Triathlete of the Year, Mark Gosney and Gwen Smith for Cross Country, Cayo Arran and Vicky Holmes for Most Improved, and Nathan Flear and Sarah Barham for Best Newcomers.

Congratulations to all the prizewinners, and the organisers of the evening.



Bluestone

The club ladies are on their annual weekend away at the Bluestone resort in Pembrokeshire.

The photo shows them taking part in the Colby Parkrun.

I have no idea what they get up to apart from that, but they assure me it's an alcohol-free weekend, with long discussions about philosophy and politics. So that's very impressive.

Well done girls - you're a real inspiration.



Parkrun Club of the Year

Our club has just won the inaugural "Swansea Bay Parkrun Club of the Year" award.

This is a great credit to all the race directors, marshals, timekeepers, and pacers that have volunteered from our club to support a great local event.

Our runners who have taken part in the Swansea Bay Parkrun have also done well - as can be seen on the Parkrun page of this site.

Well done all!



Gorseinon Cycle Path Grand Prix

Plenty of people turned out for the seventh race of this year's club Grand Prix series.

There were several amazing PBs, which meant some people did not believe their watches! Plus Nathan Flear set the second-fastest time ever on the course.

The after-race buffet in the pub was as popular as ever.

Thanks to Katy for the photo.



Pier-To-Beer

There was a tremendous turnout for our "Pier-To-Beer" 5K race along Swansea Beach. This was a charity event in aid of the Rhodri Jones Memorial Trust. It was a great cause, so thank you to all the members of the public who came out to run.

The sand was pretty good for running, apart from a couple of really soft sections. The toughest part was the strong headwind all the way back. However, we battled through and the event was a great success.

Thanks to Lee Morris and Paul Rees for organising a great race.

Thanks to Andrew Arran for the photos.



Car Stickers

High-quality vinyl car stickers are now available.

Click here to buy black, or click here to buy green.

Welsh Castles Relay

Congratulations to our team for competing in this year's Welsh Castles Relay.

The relay runs the entire length of Wales from North to South, taking in plenty of gorgeous scenery and a few difficult climbs.

As you can see, our team this year was wearing Wales football shirts (is there a football event coming up?).

We may not be the fastest team, but we are definitely the most fun team!



Running Down Under

Congratulations to globetrotting club member John Sanderson for competing in the recent Sydney half marathon. The photo on the right shows John in his 3M club shirt, wearing the event medal.

During the race, he was rather surprised to bump into someone from Gorseinon!

John has competed in many international marathons including Rotterdam and Berlin.



London Marathon

Congratulations to all our runners at this year's London Marathon. A lot of money was raised for a lot of good causes

And well done to Ian Bamford, one of our club members, who was interviewed live on TV by Denise Lewis (see the video on the right). He managed to get a plug in for the club as well: "Good luck everyone in 3Ms". Thanks, Ian!



Marathon des Sables

Paul Harris from our club has just completed the Marathon des Sables ("Desert Marathon") which is widely regarded as the toughest footrace in the world.

The Marathon des Sables is an ultramarathon of 156 miles across the Sahara Desert in temperatures over 40 degrees celsius

The video on the right shows some of the adventures of Paul, including the completion of the toughest stage, the 53-mile Stage Four which takes over 24 hours.

Amazing, Paul!



We conquered "The Beast"

There was a great turnout from the club for "The Beast" trail run in Ogmore Vale, which was very kindly organised by Cwm Ogwr Running Club.

It was a clear, bright, and very cold day. The course was spectacular, with views over the valley, as we ran by the windfarms.

The course was incredibly steep and very demanding, but we're looking forward to returning next year to conquer "The Beast" again.



Cardiff Half Marathon

So many club members wanted to run in the Cardiff Half Marathon that a bus was hired.

Well done all the runners, especially those who smashed their PBs.

The BBC coverage captured a few of our club runners, including Steve Thomas and Mark Bamford (they're in the green club shirts in the video on the right). Steve paced Mark to take over four minutes off his PB.

And there was a good sing song on the bus back.



Club Legend

Club legend Allan Smith made the front page of the Swansea Evening Post because of his remarkable ability to defy age (he is 82) and continue to compete in local races (and set very good times).

According to Allan in the article: "I like to do all the races that are famous. I have run the London Marathon 10 times, and New York, Paris, and Athens, as well as lots in Germany, Switzerland and Austria. I enjoy it - it's my way of living."

"I know my body is slowing down, but my brain is looking for different challenges", he said. "I'm looking ahead all the time."

Allan requested some corrections to be made to the original article. He has only run 8 London Marathons, his fastest time being 2:41:16 which he did at the age of 51, not 63 as reported by the Evening Post. Allan started running at the age of 48 and his first marathon was in Newport with a time of 2:48:01.