Fun in the sun for Conwy parkrunners - plus other race results...
Fun in the sun for Conwy parkrunners.
Report by Don Hale.
Conwy parkrunners were greeted by bright, warm sunshine, and a light breeze, as they tackled the spectacular out and back 5k course along the river estuary last Saturday morning.
The event attracted over two-hundred finishers with the first twelve runners all dipping under the magic twenty-minute barrier. And runners of all ages and abilities from across the UK were again well represented, including club members from as far afield as York, Forest of Dean, Salford, Accrington, Telford, Wigan, and Bingley, amongst others, with one runner even travelling over from New Zealand!
Teenager James Smith (Menai T&F) was the first runner back in a fast time of 17 minutes and 39 seconds, and he also won his SM18-19 age cat, with Guy Roberts (Mossley Hill AC) 2nd overall, and 1st in his VM35-39 cat in 18.09, whilst well-known local athlete Chris Yorke finished 3rd, but won his VM50-54 age cat. The 1st Lady was Anna Mackenzie (Eryri Harriers) in 20.02.
North Wales Road Runners entered twelve seniors and one junior, and claimed three age category wins, four-second placings, and two-thirds, but surprisingly failed to record any PBs.
Steve Mason was the first club man home in 6th place overall in 19.18, and he was 2nd in his VM45-49 age cat. Harry Driscoll gave Steve a hard chase to finish 7th, and he was just 11-seconds adrift in 19.29 but won his SM20-24 age cat. And Steve Roberts continued his good form to win his VM55-59 cat in 21.37, finishing 22nd overall.
*Steve Roberts (*above left) with Gethin Wyn Jones.
Gethin Wyn Jones maintained his form from last week’s Amsterdam parkrun to finish 30th in 22.20, and Carla Greenfinished as the 4th female runner, 35th overall, but won her VW50-54 age cat in 22.45.
Youngster Joe Culverhouse ran with his dad Stuart again and claimed 3rd spot in his JM11-14 cat in 24.00 in 51st place, with Stuart just one place, and two seconds behind. Lesley Goodson returned to Conwy parkrun and enjoyed a steady performance in 72nd place overall, and she was the 12th female runner, whilst claiming 2nd spot in her VW55-59 cat in 25.45.
*Good to see Lesley Goodson (*above) back at the Conwy parkrun.
And Helen Hannam also ran well in 2nd place in her VW45-49 age cat, and the 16th female, in 84th place overall in 26.50, whilst veteran runner Sue Smith finished 3rd in her VW55-59 cat in 28.56, and 106th place overall. Gwennan Charlton finished in 127th place and she was 2nd in her VW35-39 cat in 30.37, followed by Rachel Morris in 132nd spot in 31.07, and Sue’s husband Mike Smith was 152nd in 33.41.
*Gwennan Charlton (*above left) with Sue Smith.
This is the link to the provisional results from Conwy parkrun 23/4/22:
*Princes Park parkrun, Liverpool: Josh Keogh finished 2nd, but claimed a great new PB of 17.42 at the Princes parkrun, Liverpool, on Saturday. In a very fast race, he was narrowly beaten by Joshua Makin, who also ran a PB of 17.05.
*Josh Keogh finished 2nd at the Princes Park parkrun in Liverpool.
*Penrhyn parkrun: NWRRC athlete Will Williams took part in the Penrhyn parkrun last Saturday and finished 5th out of 116 entrants. He was also 2nd in his VM45-49 age cat in 19.20. After the event, Will confirmed: “The last three times I have run on this course I have had the exact same time. Very windy this morning so claiming some progression.”
*Will Williams enjoyed a good performance at the Penrhyn parkrun.
*Goldrush Trail Race: Charlotte-Rose Wilton-Jones was the 4th female athlete, finishing 2nd in her respective F-open age cat, and 22nd overall from 106 finishers during the 8.5-mile Goldrush Trail Race last Saturday. The NWRRC runner completed the race in a superb time of just 1 hour 21 minutes and 7 seconds during this popular event which was run over some of the best trails and singletracks that Coed-y-Brenin has to offer, and often receives rave reviews from runners who embark on this unique challenge.
*Charlotte-Rose Wilton Jones at the Goldrush Trail race.
*Kelly-Marie Alford and Cai Roberts travelled to New Brighton on Sunday for the Wirral PB Breaker 10k and completed the course in 51.40 despite some problems enroute. Kelly later claimed: “There was no signage, no marshalls, and the guy at the water station said the turn-around was further on, so we ended up running 9-miles. Never again!”
*Kelly-Marie Alford and Cai Roberts at the problematic Wirral 10k race.