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(*Updated copy with race photos) Road Runners won nine regional medals at Holyhead Breakwater 5-mile championship race.

*Some of the NWRRC team at Holyhead (back row l-r) Jamie  Tharme, Cai Roberts, Rachel Morris, Rob Fryer, Iwan Evans, Steve Roberts, Kevin Higgins, and Sion Thomas, (and front row l-r), Kay Hatton, Kelly Alford, Sarah  Hudson and Cheryl Frost. Road Runners won nine regional medals at the Holyhead Breakwater 5-mile championship race...special feature. Report by Don Hale. Photos   by Steve Jeffery.   North Wales Road Runners celebrated some great individual performances and won nine prestigious regional medals at the Holyhead Breakwater 5-mile race last Sunday despite battling with a strong and blustery wind. NWRRC entered fifteen athletes and recorded five podium places in the main race, including one age category win, three second, and one third; and in addition they also claimed nine prestigious North Wales medals, including five gold, in the associated regional championships, which was run in conjunction with this same

Bright and breezy and double the numbers at Conwy parkrun.

*Josh Keogh (*above) ran well again at Conwy. Bright and breezy and double the numbers at Conwy parkrun... Report by Don Hale.   It was bright and very breezy last Saturday at the Conwy parkrun, which was in stark contrast to the previous week’s rather soggy 5k course with continual rain, and these much-improved conditions obviously proved quite an attraction with almost double the previous attendance. And it was another promising teenage athlete,  James Smith  (Menai T&F) who stole the show with another impressive performance as the first male runner home in just 17 minutes and 24 seconds to win his SM18-19 age category. Quite remarkably, this was his sixth victory at Conwy! Visiting runner  Brian Corley  (Bushfield Joggers) finished 2nd on his debut in 17.47, and he won his MV45 cat, with  Aled Hughes  claiming the 3rd spot, whilst winning his MV35 cat, and he was just six-seconds adrift of Aled in 17.53.  Holly C

North Wales results and photos - Inter-Regional 10k challenge with the Helena Tipping 10k at Wrexham.

*Team manager Paul Brooks (*above left) from NWRAC with the North Wales team at the Helena Tipping 10k at Wrexham and (*below) runners ready for the off at the start of the race. Results and photographs from the Helena Tipping 10k Inter-region race courtesy of Paul Brooks and Daniel Purdie.   *North Wales Regional Runners at Wrexham (l-r) Steven Hays, Ricky Challinor and Luke Northall.   *Pictured above (l-r) Daniel John Weston, Rachel Shipley, Gemma Moore, and Claire Purdie.   *Pictured above (l-r), Amie Louise Smith, Jane Doughton, and Martha Owen.   *Pictured above (l-r), Lucie Truett, runners dash from the start, and Ryan Davies.

Martin Green on top form at the Helena Tipping 10k at Wrexham.

*Martin Green (*pictured above) on top form at the Helena Tipping 10k at Wrexham. Report by Don Hale. *Some of the NWRRC team members at Wrexham last Sunday (l-r) back row, Cai Roberts, Jon Evans, Jamie Tharme, and Jon Doe, and (*front row) Kelly Marie Alford, Cheryl Frost and Kay Hatton. North Wales Road Runner Martin Green was on top form again during the Helena Tipping 10k race at Wrexham, last Sunday, when he finished 2nd in his MV45 age category, and in 35th place overall, out of nearly 800 quality athletes. This ever-popular race attracted numerous elite and international standard athletes with the event eventually won by  Jonny Mellor  in 29.17, with  Abdulqani Sharif  2nd in 21.31, and  Kadar Omar  (Birchfield Harriers AC) 3rd in 29.46. The first seven runners all dipped under 31-minutes! The 1st female was  Lily Partridge  in 33.02, with  Emily Kearney  (Warrior Pentathlon) 2nd in 34.03, and  Louise Small  (Alde