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Podium places for two North Wales Road Runners.

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*Master veteran Peter Armstrong with teenager Mia Morris at Denbigh. Podium places for two North Wales Road Runners. Report by Don Hale. Photos by Rachel Morris.   Two North Wales Road Runners competed in the Denbigh Evening 5k race last Wednesday and both won deserved age-related podium place positions. Although there were considerable differences in the ages between young teenager  Mia Morris , and master veteran  Peter Armstrong , both athletes turned in highly creditable performances on a cool, windy, and very hilly course around Denbigh, to claim top finishing positions. Peter won his MV70-74 age category finishing 13th overall in 25 minutes 16 seconds, and 16-year-old Mia was 25th overall and 9th female runner, whilst also claiming 3rd place in an extended U21 age cat in 28.19. Peter Armstrong (*above) won his VM70-74 age cat and (below) teenager Mia Morris was 3rd in her respective age category at the Denbigh Evening 5k race. This final evening race of the season attracted 47 ru

Brave chef Karl nearly in stew at tough fell race - plus tunnel vision for Mark and Rory.

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*Karl Morris overcame numerous problems at the Peris Horseshoe race. Brace chef Karl nearly in stew at Peris Horseshoe fell race. Report by Don Hale. Brave local chef Karl Morris nearly ended up in a stew on Saturday when he became lost and slightly disorientated in thick fog during the highly challenging Peris Horseshoe fell race.  The NWRRC athlete bravely persevered however, and despite taking a couple of wrong turns, running a considerable extra distance, and helping a damsel in distress, he still managed to complete the race in style.  Karl however, had the  courage  and  determination to eventually conquer the tough Full Peris event, running more than twenty miles, and nearly 9,000m of ascent in total from Llanberis, to finish 49th overall in a time 6 hours 35 minutes and 38 seconds On reaching the finish line,  Karl  admitted: ‘A great day out running my first Peris Horseshoe fell race. The route is as tough as they come, and with heavy fog navigation it was always going to be a

Six age cat wins and three PBs for North Wales runners at Conwy Parkrun - plus other tourist parkrun results.

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*Martin Green (above) was the 1st male runner home at the Conwy Parkrun, and his wife Carla (pictured below) was the 1st female athlete to finish. Six age cat wins and three PBs for North Wales runners at Conwy Parkrun...plus parkrun tourist successes. Report by Don Hale. Most photographs by Steve Jeffery.   North Wales Road Runners collected six age category wins and celebrated three personal best times at the Conwy parkrun last Saturday, in addition to claiming three additional cat wins and a top female placing as tourists at other parkruns. With an entry of thirteen athletes amidst the two-hundred and forty finishers at Conwy,  Martin Green  was the first man home overall to win his VM45-49 age cat in 17 minutes and 7 seconds, with club rival  Josh Keogh  a close second in 17.50 to win his own SM30-34 age cat.  *Steve Bozier won his age category and claimed a great new parkrun PB. Mark Jessett  also enjoyed another excellent performance in 4th place, and he was the 1st VM35-39 cat w

Nick Beer race raised £2,500 for St David’s Hospice and Lions charities...

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  NWRRC confirm that Nick Beer 10k and Fun-Run race raised £2,500 for St David’s Hospice and Lions charities... Report update by Don Hale. This year’s re-arranged Nick Beer 10k race in Llandudno helped to raise over £2,500 for local charitable causes. Event organisers North Wales Road Runners confirmed this week that donations including £900 from the 10k race income, and £500 from the children’s fun run have been handed over to St David’s Hospice, making a total of £1,400; with a further £1,100 donated to the Lions Club of Llandudno for their designated charities. *Pictured outside St David's Hospice with the cheque for £1,400 for the Hospice from the Nick Beer 10k and children's fun-run are (l-r) Carla Green, Kay Hatton and John Hatton.     

Carla Green leads North Wales team at Chester half-marathon

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*Some of the NWRRC team at Chester last Sunday (pictured l-r) Cai Roberts,  Kelly-Marie Alford, Carla Green, Rachel Morris and Kay Hatton. Carla Green leads North Wales team at Chester half-marathon Report by Don Hale.   North Wales Road Runners entered eight athletes at the Essa Chester half-marathon last Sunday and Carla Green was again the pick of the pack finishing as 2nd female in her respective age category and 7th lady in this prestigious race which attracted over 3,000 entrants. And it proved a hectic weekend for the local club now that most parkruns are back to near normal, and the fact the Chester race clashed with the new Caernarfon half-marathon. Carla Green  however, confirmed her top form and celebrated a superb run at Chester in 92nd place overall with a chip time of 1 hour 25 minutes and 55 seconds, and she was also 2nd in her F45-49 age cat.                  *Carla Green finished 2nd in her age category at Chester. Jon Evans  also made a welcome return to endurance rac

Podium finish for Jonathan Kettle at Caernarfon half-marathon.

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*A fast paced start for Jonathan Kettle as he heads away from the Castle. Podium finish for Jonathan Kettle at Caernarfon half-marathon. Report by Don Hale. Photos by Paul Brooks and Mick Hall. * Some of the NWRRC members before the start of the Caernarfon half-marathon (pictured l-r) Llyr ApGeraint-Roberts, Stuart Culverhouse, Helen Hannam, Jamie Tharme and Vicky Taylor. Seven members of NWRRC entered the new Caernarfon half-marathon last Sunday with two club runners finishing in the top-ten, and Jonathan Kettle enjoyed a podium finish in 3rd place. Jonathan also won his VM45-49 age category and confirmed a steady performance to clinch his bronze medal placing in 1 hour 17 minutes and 22 seconds. He was closely followed by  Llyr ApGeraint-Roberts , who was back on his home patch again and finished 5th overall and 2nd VM45-49 in 1.21.43. *Jonathan Kettle with leading runners at the Caernarfon half-marathon. Stuart Culverhouse  ran very well and was 24th in 1.30.51, and  Steve Roberts  

Fast times and records smashed again at Conwy Parkrun - plus round up of other results.

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                                    *Martin Green in a close finish at the Conwy parkrun. FAST TIMES AND RECORDS SMASHED AGAIN AT CONWY PARKRUN...plus results round-up from other races. Report by Don Hale. Most photographs by Steve Jeffery.   Conwy parkrun witnessed a keen battle for top placings by a host of elite athletes on a near perfect morning at the RSPB site, where several records were smashed, and fast times recorded. And despite three superb parkrun PBs by North Wales runners  Martin Green ,  Josh Keogh , and  Mark Jessett , all were unable to match the fast pace of the 1st placed visiting man  Jonathan Goringe.                                   *PB time for Josh Keogh at Conwy. Goringe from Birchfield Harriers easily won the challenge and also set a new course record for his M30-34 age cat, finishing 51 seconds ahead of  Martin Green  in 16 minutes and 6 seconds, although Martin won his VM45-49 cat in 16.57, and  Josh Keogh  finished 3rd in 17.48, and was 2nd in his M30-34 c

Entries now open for 2022 Nick Beer 10k race

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Early registration is recommended for this special 30th anniversary run of the Nick Beer 10k run.  The race will be held on Sunday 13th February 2022, with a start time of 12-noon. Report by Don Hale. Photographs by Steve Jeffrey. *Entries have just gone live for the 2022 running of the NICK BEER 30th Anniversary race. Early registration is recommended as this popular event is likely to attract a very large entry due this particular key anniversary, and the organisers confirm they have already received some inquiries from abroad. *PLEASE USE THIS LINK TO REGISTER FOR THE 2022 NICK BEER 10K RACE:  https://secure.onreg.com/onreg2/front/step1.php?id=5402 n   *Martin Green in the colours of North Wales finished 7th in the 2021 Nick Beer race. This annual event always attracts many hundreds of runners of mixed ages and abilities from across the UK, and beyond, to enjoy the scenic splendours of a hilly but picturesque course around the Great Orme. Starting and finishing on Llandudno promenad

Podium place for Steve Bozier at Snowdonia Trail race and a full weekend round-up..

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Podium place for Steve Bozier at Snowdonia Epic Trail 10k race - and a great team effort. Report by Don Hale.   Five club runners took part in the highly challenging Snowdonia Epic Trail 10k race last Sunday in the rain where Steve Bozier enjoyed an exceptional run to claim a podium position as the 3rd placed finisher. *Steve Bozier put in a great performance to finish 3rd in the Snowdonia Trail race and he is pictured (*top of page) and (*above centre) in the white top appearing as a giant on the start line. Steve ran an amazing 48 minutes 53 seconds, and he was also 2nd in his respective age category. The race also recorded some other notable team performances from  Dave Spofforth ,  Liz Driscoll ,  Hannah Griffiths , and  Samantha Williams , with a couple of the members only recruited at the last minute. *Some good running from the ladies at the Snowdonia Trail race (pictured l-r), Hannah Griffith, Sam Williams and Liz Driscoll. *Another excellent  result  for Dave Spofforth (*pictu