Dee Mile, Big Brutal Swim, Maesgwm Muddle 13th August

Swimming and running were the weekend activities for the GOG Squad this week with members of the club taking part in swim races in Llanberis on Sunday and the Dee Mile last Saturday and running events as far afield as Ireland.
Joni Stubbs-Thrush took to the Dee in Chester alongside 425 other swimmers and had a good swim finishing the mile and a quarter race in 32.36 in 54th place from a field of 192 women.
In Llanberis there were three distances in the Big Brutal Swim in Llyn Padarn. Daragh Reynolds took on the epic 10km swim and finished in 17th place in 2.53.20. Simon Roxburgh did the 5km distance, finishing in 20th place in 1.26.22 and Paul Hooson did the 2.5km swim finishing in 10th place in 39.32.
On to running where Gavin Roberts ran the Maesgwm Muddle Fell Race on Saturday finishing in a fine 31st place in the 8.7mile British Championship race in 1.42.56.
A group of GOGs headed across the water to Ireland on Sunday to take part in the Dublin Rock’n’Roll Half Marathon. Sarah Massey, Sarah Marriot and Celia Free showing true team spirit, crossed the line together in this unique half marathon in 2.28.40.
Finally, Rich Smith upped his running distance to run the Newark Half Marathon alongside 1032 other runners, finishing in 1.56.34.