Showing posts from January, 2021


                                                                       Stuart Culverhouse Two North Wales runners claim age category wins North Wales Road Runners claimed several age-related podium places in last weekend’s Kidsgrove virtual 10k and 5k races, which attracted over 500 athletes, despite an extended spell of icy weather and extensive Covid-19 restrictions. Stuart Culverhouse and Kevin Slattery both won their individual age categories in the 10k challenge, with Stuart having a fine run to finish 7 th  overall and 1 st  M45 cat winner in 42 mins 43 secs, and Kevin completing a fantastic performance to win his M65 cat in 17 th  place overall in 45.21. In addition, charity fundraiser Llinos Davies from GOG Triathlon finished in 163 rd  place overall and was the 7 th  F60 runner in 68.19. The overall race was won by Scott Zikmanis from Newcastle (Staffs), 1 st  M40 cat runner in 36.25.                                Kevin Slattery   Exciting family finishes in 5k race   It wa


Spanish runners claim North Wales vests during club challenge They say the camera never lies, and at first glance it would appear that several members of North Wales Road Running Club have abandoned the current freezing temperatures to enjoy some welcome Spanish sunshine…but rest assured Covid restrictions have NOT been ignored, and the photographs simply relates to members of the Fondistes Running Club, near Barcelona, who proudly wear the vests of their rivals after claiming prizes from the recent International relay challenge. Pictured (above and below), members of the Fondistes Running club in Spain. Members of the Spanish athletic club should have come to Wales last summer for a friendship exchange, but plans were suddenly curtailed due to the worldwide pandemic.   NWRRC club chairman Kevin Slattery therefore organised a 5k inter-club relay at the end of last year, with mixed gender and ability teams representing both clubs. The event proved a huge success with forty athletes taki

Two NWRRC runners in Welsh record books

  Martin Green - a new Welsh marathon record holder   Two NWRRC runners in Welsh record books   North Wales Road Runners have celebrated the welcome end-of-year news that two club runners have achieved notable records for Welsh Masters Athletics in 2020, despite a very problematic year due to Covid-19 problems. Martin Green proved his high-calibre yet again, this time winning a prestigious Welsh marathon record, with a new PB time of 2 hrs 28 mins 11 secs as the MV45 champion. He ran this superb time during the Running Grand Prix at the Bedford Autodrome but seems determined to try to improve on this time whenever we return to live racing again. And veteran runner Don Hale says he was both fortunate and rather surprised to claim 3 rd  place overall in the Welsh Masters record books for his placing in the MV65 age category over 60 metres.  He set a record for his performance last January at the Welsh indoor meeting at Connah’s Quay, where he won gold in 1 st place, running 11.32 secs ov