Five Road Runners in top ten at Conwy parkrun - plus other race results...

*Will Williams (*above left) with Steve Forsyth.

Five Road Runners in top ten at Conwy parkrun - plus other race results...

Report by Don Hale. Photos by Steve Jeffery.


Conwy parkrunners enjoyed a good run in the sun last Saturday where five Road Runners finished within the top-ten, and seven members claimed age category wins. 

Steve Forsyth marked his return from Gambia with another positive run to finish in 2nd place overall in 17 minutes 39 seconds and won his MV40-44 age cat, but he was unable to catch the runaway leader Hamish Morton (Cambridge & Coleridge AC), who celebrated a new PB in 17.27 and won his SM25-29 age cat. Meanwhile, Colwyn Bay youngster Alfie Shirland claimed the 3rd spot and won his JM11-14 age cat in 17.50.

Martin Green finished 4th overall and he was 1st in his MV45-49 cat in 18.11, with Steve Mason just two-seconds off his previous best in 5th spot, and 2nd in the same cat as Martin in 18.50. 

*Pictured above - Martin and Carla Green at Conwy Parkrun.

Harry Driscoll won his SM20-24 age cat in 6th place in 19.37, and Carla Green seemed back to her best form as the 1st female finisher, in 21.04 and also won her VW50-54 age cat.

*Gethin Wyn Jones (*above left) with Harry Driscoll, and (*above right) Jamie Tharme.

Gethin Wyn Jones was 12th overall and won his MV35-39 cat in 21.31, with Steve Roberts 15th and 1st in his MV 55-59 cat in 21.45, and Will Williams and Jamie Tharme trotted around the 5k course together and finished easily in 24th and 25th places respectively in 22.44, with Jamie 3rd in his MV40-44 cat.

Dave Spofforth ran with his son Ben, and the junior runner finished 81st overall, and won his JM11-14 age cat in 38.18, with Dave just two-seconds adrift. Dave’s daughter Elowen also enjoyed another good run, and she was 3rd in her JW10 cat and 161st overall in 38.18, with mum Nicola just behind her.


Other race results:

*Bolberry Downs: Ben Hudson (*pictured above) finished in 5th place overall at the Bolberry Downs parkrun last Saturday but won his MV 40-44 age cat in 21.17.
*Newborough Forest: Stuart Culverhouse and his son Joe ran at Newborough last weekend, and both won their respective age categories. Stuart was 5th overall and 1st MV50-54 cat winner in 20.42, with Joe overcoming a slight navigational problem to win his JM11-14 cat in 25.42.
*Doddington Hall: Llyr ApGeraint-Roberts was 4th overall and 2nd in his MV45-49 cat in 17.41 at the Doddington Hall parkrun.

*Stuart and Joe Culverhouse (*above) at Newborough parkrun.

*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.
*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.
*Brynkinalt 20k Trail RaceKelly-Marie Alford and Cai Roberts ran together in a 20k trail race at Brynkinalt Hall, near Chirk, last Sunday, and completed the challenging course in 2 hours 12 minutes.

*This is the link to the provisional Conwy parkrun results: 


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