Judith Oakley (pictured) has posted a number of reports and photographs about the achievements of some VC&AC athletes. We’ve collected a selection of them together here.
Wayne Oliver took the photograph of her, on the left, at the Welsh Cyclo-Cross race on Sunday 27th November.
Yvonne Brown took part in the extremely tough Merthyr Mawr Christmas Pudding 10k Race and finished 59th out of 264 women and 41st out of 195 veteran women (all women over 35 years of age).
This race includes running up, and down, a 600ft sand dune, one of the highest in Europe. You also get to run across some (usually) muddy fields and ford a river. Definitely not one for the faint-hearted.
Congratulations to Yvonne.
And Judith is not the only member of her family to have been active in cyclo-cross. On the 4th December her husband, Michael, was photographed in action in the Welsh Cyclo-Cross Championships, Swansea.
And here is Judith, photographed at the same location, on her way to the Silver medal in the WV50 category at the Welsh Cyclo-Cross Championships. A great result, Judith.
A commenter on Judith’s FaceBook post has asked: “Vegetarian cycling is that new? Do they cycle differently to the rest of us meat eaters?!” Apart from “No” and “No”, I can’t think of a good reply to that. Maybe one of you readers can…
Judith reports that it was:
A tough one today at the Welsh Cyclocross Championships at Singleton Park. Stoked to get Silver medal in my age category. Who’d have thought that practically 19 years to the day when I won the Senior Welsh Cyclocross Championships on 7th December, 1997, that I’d still be racing (albeit with several years off in between) and on the same bike.
The image on the right shows Judith on the podium.