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North Wales runners at Loggerheads Country Park trail races..

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*Charlotte-Rose Wilton Jones with her dog Millie after the Canicross event. Two NWRRC athletes at Loggerheads Country Park trail races... Report by Don Hale. Two NWRRC athletes took part in different races at Loggerheads Country Park near Mold last Saturday.  Hannah Griffith  finished 94th overall in the combined events, and 37th overall in the 10k Trail Race. Hannah was the 15th female and completed the course in 1 hour 11 minutes and 15 seconds.  And Charlotte-Rose Wilton-Jones  ran in the 5k Canicross event with her dog Millie. Charlotte finished 8th overall, 5th female, and she was also 3rd in her Open Age cat in 29 minutes and 24 seconds. *A good run on the trail from Hannah Griffith (*above) last Saturday.

NWRRC team packed well to claim four age category wins at Conwy parkrun.

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NWRRC team packed well to claim four age category wins at Conwy parkrun. Report by Don Hale. Photos by Steve Jeffery.   North Wales Road Running Club members maintained their recent top form and returned in numbers to the Conwy parkrun, where they packed well and recorded nine podium places, including one event win, four age category wins, four second placings, and one third. *Martin and Carla Green (*above) both won their age cats and Martin was also the overall winner at the Conwy Parkrun last weekend. A team of fourteen athletes also included talented newcomer  William Williams  who finished 7th overall on his debut and 3rd in his MV45-49 age cat with a great new PB of 19 minutes and 17 seconds.  The parkrun event however was won by  Martin Green , who again won his MV45-49 cat in a superb time of 17.16.  Richard Eccles  ran well and finished 5th and won his MV55-59 age cat in 18.52.  *Richard Eccles (*above) won his MV55-59 age cat at Conwy. It then proved a very close encounter wi

Arthur Bebbington Twin Piers 10k - Rescheduled date Sat 30th April 2022

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Re: Arthur Bebbington Twin Piers 10k - Rescheduled date Sat 30th April 2022. Message from the race director of the Pier to Pier race. Due to the lifting of restrictions relating to Covid-19 I am pleased to announce the new date for our race will be on Saturday 30th April . For those that are unable to make the event entries can be transferred or alternatively deferring to Jan 2023 and our provisional date 14th Jan. To transfer or defer to next year please click here Russell Godwin. https://colwynbayac.niftyentries.com/Entry/TransferOffer/722f2142-d70d-4969-a1e8-ed92d58f1e98                        

DEGANWY DASH BECOMES ‘ROHAN’S RUN’ - Tribute race to an extraordinary student.

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*The late Rohan Ingley (*above) was the inspiration for Rohan's Run. Entries are now open for the Deganwy Dash/Rohan’s Run – a special tribute race to an extraordinary young student – and to help fundraise for children’s cancer charities. Report by Don Hale. Photo's courtesy of Rohan's family. North Wales Road Running Club are aiming to attract four-hundred runners of any age or ability to the revived 5-mile Deganwy Dash race on Friday June 24th, 2022. The event with a 7pm start, will both commemorate and celebrate the life of an extraordinary young man, Rohan Ingley, who tragically lost his long battle with leukaemia in August 2018, aged just 17. This challenging but picturesque 5-mile race, which starts on Deganwy promenade, will take runners along the Conwy Estuary footpaths towards the Cob and Conwy Castle, and then across the footbridge to the RSPB Nature Reserve, before returning home via the reverse route. The popular and former Deganwy Dash will now be known as Roha

Elizabeth completes unique 1st Lady sporting double at different Falklands Islands events.

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*Elizabeth Driscoll (*above) finished as the 1st Lady in the Cape Pembroke half marathon to complete a unique sporting double at different Falklands Islands events. Report by Don Hale. Photos by Elizabeth Driscoll.   North Wales Road runner Elizabeth Driscoll celebrated a magnificent sporting achievement last week by winning the 1st Lady title in two very different activities on the Falkland Islands. The popular all-round athlete, who later collected a cash prize and a bottle of champagne for her efforts, first completed a “Dri-Tri,” event, which involved a 3k row, 15k watt bike, and a 5k treadmill, in one hour and three minutes.  And then on Sunday, Elizabeth ran in the Cape Pembroke half marathon race completed the challenging course in just one hour 48 minutes to win the 1st Lady finisher title again, and to confirm a unique double.  These latest prestigious awards add to her recent hat-trick of successes in Falkland Islands parkruns,’ where she also finished as the 1st female runne

Don retains 60m title with new PB at North Wales Indoor championships.

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Don retains 60m title with new PB at North Wales Indoor championships. *Don Hale with his gold medal at Deeside in the Masters 60m dash. NWRRC Master veteran runner   Don Hale   claimed a great new PB time of 11.15 seconds and retained his Regional Championships age cat title with a gold medal performance in the Masters 60m dash held at the North Wales Indoor Athletics Centre at Coleg Cambria, Deeside, last Sunday afternoon. Don, now 69, previously won the M65-69 age cat race in 2020, and said he was pleased to retain his sprint title after two years of pandemic restrictions, and this victory moved his age ranking from Welsh No 2, to No 1, at least for a few weeks.  https://www.thepowerof10.info/rankings/rankinglist.aspx?event=60&agegroup=V65&sex=M&iyear=2022&areaid=93  

Road Runners beat the weather to win championship medals at Rhyl 10-mile race.

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*Some members of the NWRRC team at the Rhyl 10-mile and 5-mile championships. (*Photo by John Hatton). Road Runners beat the weather to win championship medals at Rhyl 10-mile Report by Don Hale. Photos by John Hatton and Mick Hall.   NWRRC members beat the horrific weather last Saturday and claimed medals galore in the highly prestigious North Wales championships held within the Rhyl 10-mile race. Tackling rain, sleet, snow, and freezing temperatures, runners claimed five podium places including two age category wins, one second and two third placings, in addition to winning four gold and four silver medals in the North Wales championship age categories. Josh Keogh  was the first club man home finishing 3rd overall and 3rd in his SM21.34 age cat in 56 minutes 47 seconds, with  Jonathan Kettle  8th but won his MV50-55 cat in 58.28. *Jonathan Kettle braved the elements to finish 8th and won his age cat at the Rhyl 10-miler. (Photo Mick Hall) Stuart Culverhouse  was another runner in fin

Conwy parkrunners’ battled atrocious weather conditions.

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Conwy parkrunners’ battled atrocious weather conditions. Report by Don Hale. Photos by Steve Jeffery.    Conwy parkrun attracted 146 determined finishers last Saturday morning despite athletes having to battle with atrocious weather conditions. It was certainly not a day for any fair-weather runners with the course near waterlogged, and coupled with wind, rain, sleet, and bitterly cold temperatures. This half-term fixture however, welcomed tourist runners from as far afield as Taunton, Newcastle, Bromsgrove, Chester, and Abingdon, with just twenty-two seconds separating the top three finishers, and six men dipping under the twenty-minute marker. *Mark Jessett was the first NWRRC athlete back at the Conwy Parkrun. Jonathan Tyler  (Betsi Runaways) claimed 1st place in 18 minutes 11 seconds and was 1st in his MV35-39 age category.  James Smith  (Menai Track and Field) was 2nd overall and 1st in his SM18-19 cat in 18.29, with  Pete Vale (Bromsgrove & Redditch) just four-seconds behind

Nick Beer memorial 10k race success gave massive fundraising boost to charities...and course record broken.

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*Pictured (*above and below) the start of the 30th anniversary running of the 2022 Nick Beer 10k on the promenade at Llandudno.  Nick Beer memorial 10k race success gave massive fundraising boost to charities...and women's course record broken. Report by Don Hale. Photos by Steve Jeffery. The 30th anniversary run of the popular Nick Beer 10k memorial race proved another huge success last Sunday and gave a massive and very welcome fundraising boost for a variety of charities. This spectacular annual event attracted nearly six-hundred finishers and recorded a host of excellent results despite the blustery conditions, including top female athlete Sara Willhoit, who smashed the women’s course record! Apart from many runners enjoying this race and returning to action after many turbulent months due to Covid-19 restrictions, the race and its associated Fun Run also raised thousands of pounds for St David’s Hospice and the Llandudno Lions Club charities, plus a host of individual good cau