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Record breaker at Conwy Parkrun - and Josh wins Anglesey Trail 10k - plus other great NWRRC race results.

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*Simon Cole (*pictured above) with his wife and family at the Conwy Parkrun following his 100th race and amazing record of outstanding victories. Simon completed his 100th parkrun at Conwy and celebrated an amazing record. Report by Don Hale. Most photos by Steve Jeffery.   GOG Triathlon star Simon Cole enjoyed a great record-breaking performance at the Conwy parkun last Saturday morning to celebrate his 100th parkrun and yet another memorable victory on his favourite course.  The highly talented local athlete romped home to easily win the event amongst 218 finishers in just 16 minutes 38 seconds and he was more than a minute ahead of his nearest rival, youngster  Alfie Shirland  (Colwyn Bay) in 17.55, and NWRRC member  Steve Forsyth  in 18.40. Simon has now competed at 39 different parkruns across the country, including visits to Guernsey, and incredibly, he has also won over 50% of his runs, even recording a previous PB of just 16.23 on the Monsall Trail in Derbyshire, but he says Co

Nick Beer 10k and fun-run raised over £2,000 for St David’s Hospice.

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*Carla Green is pictured with John and Kay Hatton at the Hospice presentation. Nick Beer 10k and fun-run raised over £2,000 for St David’s Hospice. Report by Don Hale.   North Wales Road Runners received generous plaudits this week from officials at St David’s Hospice in Llandudno after raising more than £2,000 during the popular Nick Beer 10k race earlier this year. A Hospice official confirmed: “Many thanks to NWRRC, who organised the Nick Beer event in February this year, with the proceeds being donated to St David’s Hospice.  “Over 600 runners took part in the 10k following a route around the Great Orme, and 40 fun runners, along with 30 family members, ran the 1k fun run prior to the main event on the promenade. “In total, the event raised £2,306, which included a donation of £1,500 from NWRRC, from the race, and St David’s Hospice would like to thank Kay and John Hatton, Carla Green, and all at North Wales Road Runners, who helped to run and support the day. Also, to all the fun

Three Road Runners in Great Orme Fell Race

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*Josh Keogh pictured (*above) at a previous Great Orme Fell Race. Report by Don Hale.   The annual Great Orme fell race was held last Tuesday night and attracted a variety of experienced club runners from across the UK.  On an evening of mixed weather conditions and following a wet, slippery, and at times a challenging course that started from the Ski Centre in Happy Valley,  some 106 hardy athletes eventually finished to ensure that it proved another highly successful race for event organisers Eryri Harriers. Math Roberts  and  Gavin Roberts  from Calder Valley claimed a unique club double in the 1st and 2nd placings, with Math winning his V40 age cat in 30 minutes 29 seconds, and Gavin just 19-seconds adrift in 30.48, to win his M-Open age cat, with local athlete  Michael Corrales,  now representing Dark Peak, claiming the 3rd spot, and second place in the same cat as the overall winner. NWRRC  had three members competing with  Josh Keogh  taking 8th place in 32.53, with  Jonathan Ke

Hot and humid at Chester half-marathon.

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*Some of the North Wales Road Running team at the Chester half-marathon (pictured l-r) Stuart Culverhouse, Steve Bozier, Rachel Morris, Cheryl Frost, Kay Hatton and Jon Evans. Hot and humid at Chester half-marathon. Report by Don Hale. Chester photos by John Hatton.   Fourteen Road Runners competed in the hot and humid Essar Chester half-marathon race on Sunday to commemorate its 40th anniversary, with Martin Green the first NWRRC runner home following an excellent run in this popular event, which recorded nearly 4,000 finishers. Martin  finished 26th overall, and he was 4th in his MV45 age cat in 1 hour 15 minutes and 2 seconds.  Jonathan Kettle  also ran very well in 58th place in 1.19.08, with  Iwan Evans  157th in 1.27.21, and  Steve Bozier  finished in 211th place in 1.28.58. *Martin Green (*above left) with Jonathan Kettle at the Chester half-marathon. Carla Green  seems to have recovered from her recent injury and she was the 22nd female finisher, whilst claiming 3rd spot in her

Tough challenge for runners in Snowdonia half-marathon - plus Pilgrim's Trail results...

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*Charlotte-Rose Wilton Jones at the Snowdonia half-marathon. Tough challenge for runners in Snowdonia half-marathon. Report by Don Hale. Most photos by Steve Jeffery.   Several NWRRC members tackled the tough Snowdonia half-marathon race last Sunday, which attracted 425 finishers over a hot and hilly course. Gethin Wyn Jones  celebrated a good performance in 41st place overall in 1 hour 47 minutes and 40 seconds, with Steve Poupart 107th in 1.57.20, and  Charlotte-Rose Wilton-Jones  enjoyed another positive run finishing 111th overall, as the 12th female runner, and 5th in her F21-34 age cat, in 1.58.31.  *Gethin Wyn Jones (*above left) with Steve Poupart at the Snowdonia race. And club colleague  Jamie Tharme  still seems   determined to continue with his weekly endurance punishment, finishing in 157th place in 2.08.18, and  Nicola Wylie  was a tail runner with her dog Beau in 3.22. *The race was won by  Nic Brook  (Eryri Harriers) in 1.31.05, with 2nd  Andrew Wilson  (St Helens in 1

Six of the best for the Road Runners at Conwy parkrun - plus other great race results...

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Six of the best for the Road Runners at Conwy parkrun - plus other great race results... Report by Don Hale. Photos by Steve Jeffrey. North Wales Road Runners collected six age category awards on a very warm morning last Saturday during the well-attended 300th parkrun celebrations at Conwy. And it later added extra icing to the many cakes offered to participants after the event, to confirm that promising NWRRC athlete  Josh Keogh  was the runaway winner of the event in just 17 minutes and 25 seconds, and he also won his SM30-34 age category ahead of  Chris Yorke  2nd in 18.07, and GOG Triathlete  Alun Brown,  despite his PB in 3rd place in 18.18. *Josh Keogh was the runaway winner of the Conwy Parkrun. It was a depleted club turnout however this week of just ten members, including two juniors, due to numerous fixture clashes, and several other members taking it steady in readiness for half marathons or other races the following day.  *Martin Green (*above) took it steady last Saturday

Steve Forsyth and Will Williams came 1st and 2nd at Two Lakes Trail race - plus other race updates and results...

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*Steve  Forsyth (*above left) with Will Williams at the Two Lakes Trail 10k race. Trail Race victory for Steve  Forsyth  at Llyn Brenig  Trail  Race. Report by Don Hale.  Llyn Brenig Trail 10k:   Steve Forsyth  and  Will Williams  claimed the 1st and 2nd places at the Two Lakes Trail 10k at Llyn Brenig last Sunday, although the course was said to be about 7-miles.  And NWRRC colleague  Jamie Tharme  also ran well, although admitted he was struggling following his previous week’s gruelling ultra-effort. He later claimed, it was “too much, too soon,” and said his legs weren’t ready, and that it was a struggle from 3k. *Steve  Forsyth and Jamie Tharme (*above) at the Two Lakes Trail Race. *Barcelona marathon:   Mark Jessett  enjoyed his own run in the sun at the weekend with a great performance in the Barcelona marathon and just dipped under the 3-hour mark in 2.53. *Mark Jessett (*above) had a good run in the Barcelona marathon. *Brynkinalt 20k Trail Race :  Kelly-Marie Alford  and  Cai

North Wales Road Runners amongst the records and top Welsh rankings for 5k races and T&F..

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*Cheryl Frost and Kay Hatton (*above) are in the top Welsh rankings for 5k. North Wales Road Runners amongst the records and top Welsh rankings for 5k races and Track and Field. Report by Don Hale. Most photos by Steve Jeffery.   Several North Wales Road Runners have had their 2022 Welsh performance rankings updated following recent results in the Easter 5k Dash in Llandudno on 16th April, and the Mid Cheshire 5k race on 29th April, plus recent Track and Field events, and can now claim many top placings, plus some Welsh records! The nationally acclaimed Run Britain Rankings website, and the Power of 10 site, which both record race timings and performance details from thousands of club athletes competing in varied certified events across the country have updated the current Welsh rankings and include new details for eleven NWRRC athletes. They confirm that two top female club runners  Cheryl Frost  (22.36) and  Kay Hatton  (23.03) are ranked 3rd and 4th in their respective FV55 age cate