Josh Keogh claimed narrow victory at Conwy parkrun...plus other race results...

Josh Keogh (*pictured above) claimed narrow victory at Conwy parkrun...plus other race results...

Report by Don Hale. Most photos by Steve Jeffery.

 

There was a good turn-out of both club runners and visitors to Conwy parkrun last Saturday where NWRRC athlete Josh Keogh claimed another narrow victory despite a brave challenge from Colwyn Bay teenager Bryn Woodall.

Josh faced a cat and mouse challenge throughout the 5k dash from his exceptional rival and just managed to win the event by two seconds following a sprint finish. He was one of thirteen club colleagues and two juniors with the team also winning five age cat awards.

Josh recorded a time of 17 minutes and 14 seconds and won his SM30-34 age cat, with Bryn also winning his own SM18-19 cat in 17.16, followed by another promising young athlete, Harri Jackson (Manchester Metropolitan University AC) in 17.50.

Fellow Road Runner Chris Davies enjoyed another good showing to finish 11th in 19.54 and he was 2nd in his MV35 cat, with Stuart Culverhouse continuing his current form to win his MV50 cat in 20.14. 

Carla Green also ran well again to claim the first female spot and she was 15th overall and won her FV50 cat in 20.48. 



*Carla Green (*above) returning to top form after a series of injuries.

Cheryl Frost was another athlete on top form, and she easily won her FV55 cat as the 5th female runner and finished 35th overall in 23.09. Young Joe Culverhouse additionally won his JM11-14 cat in 55th place in 24.02, and veteran Rob Fryer continued his rapid improvement following injury to finish 2nd in his MV65 cat and 74th overall in 25.26, and he was just ahead of Tony Gibson, who enjoyed a great recovery run in 75th place in 25.36.



*Tony Gibson (*above) returned to Conwy Parkrun

Master vet Don Hale was still struggling to recover from recent injury setbacks but claimed 3rd place in his MV65 cat, finishing 81st overall in 26.44. Meanwhile Dave Spofforth ran with his young son Ben in 104th place, with Ben claiming 3rd spot in his JM10 cat in 28.40. 



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

And Sue Smith finished 120th overall in 30.13, and she was followed by Rachel Morris in 143rd place in 32.53, whilst Sue’s husband Mike Smith was 147th in 32.53, with Steve Mason 189th as the final tail walker.



*Sue Smith (*above left) and Rachel Morris ran well at the parkrun.

Other race results:

*Ruthin: Steve Forsyth and Will Williams celebrated 1st and 3rd places respectively at the Ruthin parkrun last weekend. This was Steve’s second win in successive weeks at Ruthin and he was only one second down on last week’s stunning victory finishing in 17.08 and winning his MV40 age cat, whilst club colleague Will Williams enjoyed another positive performance to finish 3rd overall in 18.44, and he too won his MV45 age cat.



*Will Williams and Steve Forsyth (*above) at Ruthin parkrun.

*Snowdonia: Karl Morris hit the heights again during midweek and recorded another solid performance at the Tal y Mignedd fell race. Based within the Snowdonia National Park, Karl completed the challenging 6k plus course, including 548m of elevation, in just 49 minutes and finished 29th overall, and 6th in his respective age category.


*Karl Morris (*above) competed well at another fell race.


*Port Sunlight: Three NWRRC club runners tackled the Port Sunlight Festival of Running 5k on Sunday with Mark Jessett claiming 6th place overall in 17.17 and 6th in his MOpen age cat, with Kelly-Marie Alford and Cai Robertsrunning together in 134/135th places in 25.53, with Kelly also finishing 4th in her F35 age cat. Chris Yorke (Prestatyn) also competed in the 5k event and finished 7th in 17.37 and he also won his M50 cat. Kelly and Cai later competed in the 10k race and finished together in 53.41.


*Cai Roberts and Kelly-Marie Alford (*above) at Port Sunlight.

*Stoke and Blackpool: Helen Hannam visited her mother Carol last week in the Midlands and the pair ran together in the Race4Life 5k fundraising event in Stoke. Helen said she was so proud of her mum for taking part and they completed their efforts in 52.01. And on Saturday, Helen Hannam also took part in the Blackpool parkrun in Stanley Park finishing the 5k challenge in 28.09.

*Rhyl: Mandy Owen ran in the Race4Life and completed the 5k course in 25.02.



*Helen Hannam and her mother Carol at the Race4Life run in Stoke.

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