Martin Green beat the heat and the hills to win Mulberry half-marathon...


Martin Green beat the heat and the hills to win Mulberry half-marathon...

Report by Don Hale. Most photographs by Steve Jeffery.

 

Road Runner Martin Green was the runaway winner of the tough Mulberry half marathon race last Sunday, and despite the very the warm conditions and an extremely hilly course, he still finished more than three and a half minutes ahead of his nearest rival.

The NWRRC athlete, who has enjoyed some equally superb performances over the same distance in recent weeks, ran home in just 1 hour 22 minutes and 16 seconds to additionally win his MV45 age category.

Martin also led a team of eight club runners over this challenging route, which started and finished on the beach next to Mulberry Marina before crossing into the Snowdonia National Park and included the gruelling long gradient up the Synchant Pass before heading back towards Conwy.



*A great run from Nic Brook (*above left) and the 1st lady from Alice Johnston.


Nic Brook (Eryri Harriers) finished 3rd in 1.26.15, and he was 2nd in his M45 cat, and the Ladies race was won by regular Conwy parkrunner Alice Johnston (Les Croupier) in 1.34.58, who also won her F21-34 cat. There were 161 finishers.



*Stuart Culverhouse looks happy despite climbing Sychnant Pass.


Road runner Stuart Culverhouse was 17th overall with a steady run in 1.43.30, but he just missed out on a podium place finishing 4th in his MV50 cat, and Jamie Tharme made a last-minute decision to enter the race and finished 3rd in his M40 age cat, and in 32nd place overall in 1.54.16.



*Jamie Tharme (*above) only entered at the last minute but came 3rd in his age cat, and (*below) Steve Roberts finished 2nd in his cat with a great effort.


Steve Roberts
 celebrated another determined run finishing 40th overall, and 2nd MV55 cat in 1.56.41, and Hannah Griffith claimed 3rd place in her F45 cat, and she was the 19th female runner in 2.17.12. 


*Hannah Griffith (*above) left ran in the half-marathon with her sister Lisa.


Cai Roberts, Kelly-Marie Alford, and Vicky Taylor ran much of the race together and they all finished together, with Cai in 100th place, and Kelly the 25th female, and Vicky 26th in 2.28.39.



*Pictured (*above) Vicky Taylor, Kelly Alford and Cai Roberts.

*This is the link to the provisional results from the Mulberry half-marathon:


https://www.runwales.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/MULBERRY-HALF-2022.pdf

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