Close finish for athletes at Conwy parkrun.

*Gethin Wyn Jones was the first NWRRC finisher at Conwy.

Close finish for athletes at Conwy parkrun.

Report by Don Hale. Photos by Steve Jeffery.


Just over 200 runners took part in last Saturday’s Conwy parkrun, with the leading pair of elite athletes battling all the way for the top-spot, and they were only separated on the line by just one second over this challenging 5k course.

Rivals Adam Jones and James Yarwood (Abergele Harriers) raced nip and tuck throughout, with Adam eventually finishing 1st, with a sprint finish, in a very fast time of 16 minutes and 57 seconds, with James, despite recording a great new PB, having to be content with 2nd place in 16.58. 

In another quick dash event, the first nine runners all dipped under the 20-minute barrier, and three out of the first four finishers recorded new PB times. 

North Wales Road Runners only entered four members this week due to several fixture clashes but still recorded three podium age cat places, including two excellent first place victories.

*Will Williams (*above left) at Conwy Parkrun with Jamie Tharme.

Gethin Wyn Jones celebrated a superb run to finish 9th overall, and he won his MV35 age cat in 19.59, with Will Williams 24th and 3rd in his MV45 cat in 22.01. In addition, Jamie Tharme finished in 59th place in 24.16, with veteran Rob Fryer again winning his MV65 cat finishing 74th in 25.23.

*Rob Fryer (*above) won his MV65 age cat at Conwy.

Other race results:

*Seaford, Sussex: Mike Hayton finished 2nd in his MV70 age cat in the Seaford Beach parkrun last Saturday. He was 105th overall on a flat, out-and-back course, in a time of 28.02.

*Mike Hayton pictured (*above) at the Seaford Beach parkrun in Sussex.

*Colshaw Hall: Three NWRRC members ran in the Colshaw Hall 10k in Cheshire last Sunday with Cai Robertsrecording 53.50 in 220th place amongst nearly 600 runners. Kelly-Marie Alford finished in 227th place in 54.17, with Mandy Owen back in club colours again, and running well in 274th place in 57.46.

*Cai Roberts and his partner Kelly-Marie Alford at the Colshaw Hall 10k.

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


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