April was a major month for Cwm Ogwr Running Club. This month seen Couch to 5K graduates join the running club proper and the introduction of the 6pm 'intermediates club' providing a stepping stone from Couch to 5K to the full club sessions.
April was a pretty quite month for races but there was only one date etched in the mind of a few Cwm Ogwr members for many months as Sunday 13th April was marathon day. Anthony Williams, Chris Mogg and Gareth Jenkins were running the big one in London, whilst Nick Harris was running the Great Welsh Marathon in Llanelli. The events couldn't be more different in terms of entrants, supporters and atmosphere, but one thing was consistent... the distance to run of 26.2 miles. Results can be seen on this website. The London lot struggled with the heat whilst Nick had injury problems in his race in Llanelli but the main thing was that all finished and are already looking for their next challenge!
The London marathon ballot opened and closed within 11 hours a week or so later with a record number of Cwm Ogwr members trying their luck at getting in for the 2015 event. Good luck everyone.