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Josh Mottram plans to beat the train in charity appeal.

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Josh Mottram plans to beat the train in charity appeal. Report by Don Hale.   Josh Mottram , a young runner from Llandudno Junction, is hoping to raise more than £1,000 to help fundraise for Conwy Connect for Learning Disabilities by trying to beat the train this week during a 5k dash to Caernarfon on Wednesday (20th July). Josh explained: “Conwy Connect is a great charity that organizes lots of activities that me and my friends can do together, like disco’s, youth clubs, surfing etc, and they give me work opportunities, and help to prepare me for my future. “I started running with Ian my swimming teacher at Conwy parkrun a few months ago and really enjoyed it. I ran behind him all the way and then outsprinted him to get my PB of 22.10.  “We thought it would be fun to race the train at Caernarfon this year, and raise some money at the same time, and Ian thinks he can beat me - but we’ll see!” *You can follow Josh’s progress and help with his fundraising plan via this link: https://gofu

Road Running couple Carla and Martin beat the heat to win their races at Lancaster...plus Don claims all-time Welsh Masters record.

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*Carla and Martin Green pictured after their success at Lancaster. Road Running couple Carla and Martin beat the heat to win their races at Lancaster - plus Don claims all-time Welsh Masters record at 600m. Report by Don Hale.   North Wales Road Runners Carla and Martin Green beat the heat last Sunday to record a unique double with Carla winning the Lancaster marathon and Martin winning the half-marathon race. Just a week after celebrating two great performances for Wales at the Home Nation’s events in Tenby, this incredible couple hit top-form yet again to each win their own prestigious races at the Lancaster Celebration of Running events. And despite the course being described as flat, fast, with a scenic route along the riverside including pedestrian and cycle paths around Lancaster, the pair still faced blistering heat throughout their races, but Carla made an extraordinary effort, and even broke the course record, by completing her marathon in just 3 hours 11 minutes and 40 second

Fell Running gold medals for Josh and Charlotte...Plus Road Runners round-up of races from all over the place...

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*Josh Keogh struck gold after winning his age cat at the Fell Running Championships. Fell Running gold medals for Josh and Charlotte. Report by Don Hale. *Rowen: Josh Keogh  finished 4th overall in 1 hour 17 minutes and 21 seconds but won gold in first place in the Senior Men’s age cat within the North Wales Regional Fell Running championships at the challenging Ras Tal y Fan 8-mile race at Rowen last Saturday. And  Charlotte-Rose Wilton-Jones  also won a gold medal following her Senior Women’s title success in the same competition, recording an excellent time of 1 hour 48 minutes and 44 seconds. *A great run from Charlotte-Rose Wilton Jones (*above) to win gold in her Senior Women cat in the Fell Race champs. Other race results: - Elizabeth Driscoll 2nd in her cat at Triathlon in Chester. *Chester: Elizabeth Driscoll  competed at Chester on Sunday in a major triathlon event and celebrated another remarkable performance. After the race she confirmed: “A fantastic race at the  Deva Diva

Win for Bryn at Conwy parkrun after returning from America - plus Vicky ran for Ukraine at Pentir.

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*Bryn Woodall just ahead of Steve Mason at Conwy Parkrun. Win for Bryn at Conwy parkrun after returning from America. Report by Don Hale. Photos by Steve Jeffery.   Bryn Woodall was the first man home at last Saturday’s Conwy parkrun with another fine performance to easily outsprint his rivals with a fast time of 17 minutes 37 seconds. The Colwyn Bay athlete who is back home from his American studies for the summer also won his SM18 age cat and finished almost thirty-seconds ahead of his second-placed chaser  Matthew Baker  in 18.06, with Road Runner  Steve Mason  third in 18.45. *Steve Mason (*above) back to his best after injury. The 1st Ladies title was again claimed by the super-fast  Alice Johnston  (Les Croupiers), who finished 7th overall with a great new PB 19.14, to also claim 1st place in her SW30 age cat, and it was another family double with Alice’s father  Sandy Johnston  winning his MV70 cat in a remarkable time of just 22.42. *Alice  Johnston (*above left) and her father

Great performances from Karl Morris and Elizabeth Driscoll at different tough events.

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*Endurance runner Karl Morris ran 83-miles last weekend at Pen Llyn race. *Pen Llyn:  Brave NWRRC endurance athlete  Karl Morris c ompleted the  Pen Llyn 75-mile  race over the weekend, but said he made a few errors and ended up doing 83 miles instead! Karl eventually ran 83.53 miles in 21 hours and 21 minutes and his challenging route including 3,386m of elevation. He later explained; “I forgot an honesty book page, so I had to track back a mile, and then had to hunt for toilets in Nefyn.   “I even managed to get lost in a farmer’s field. Oh well, a great day and I got to run along some of the best coastal path routes anywhere in the UK. Finished 7th in the end. The marshalls’ and volunteers did a great job.”  *Great work from Elizabeth Driscoll at the Llanrwst Sprint Triathlon. *Llanrwst:  NWRRC athlete  Elizabeth Driscoll  competed at the  Llanrwst Sprint Triathlon  on Sunday and easily won her F50 age cat with a stunning performance at her first event with a new carbon bike.

Carla Green starred for Wales in Home Nations 10k race at Tenby.

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*NWRRC athlete Carla Green (*above right) with her international colleague Ann d'Albuquerque from GOG Triathlon at the Home Nations race at Tenby. Carla Green starred for Wales in Home Nations 10k race at Tenby and finished 2nd in her age category. Report by Don Hale.   Road Runner Carla Green starred for Wales in an international 10k race last weekend and finished 2nd in her respective age category during a controversial Home-Nations tournament at Tenby Carla turned in a spectacular performance and put her recent injury woes behind her to claim 2nd place in her FV50 age category, whilst club colleague  Richard Eccles  unfortunately   faced disqualification along with others following a mix-up over an alleged misdirection claim towards the finish of his 5k race, with much criticism later aimed at the event organisers. Carla Green  ran home in 53rd place overall and she was the 13th female in the 10k race in 41 minutes 42 seconds amongst 388 entrants, whilst her husband  Martin Gree

Podium places and medals for Road Runners at Fairy Freckled Cow Trail race.

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*Some of the NWRRC team prior to the start of the Fairy Freckled Cow race (*pictured l-r) Stuart Culverhouse, Helen Hannam, Kevin Higgins, Hannah Griffiths, Don Hale, Mike Hayton and Nicola Wylie. Podium places and NW medals for Road Runners at Fairy Freckled Cow Trail race. Report by Don Hale.   It was a great turnout of experienced club athletes and a few social endurance runners at the very tough Fairy Freckled Cow 10.7k trail race last Sunday morning. The Road Runners entered eight members and collected four podium places and a few PBs, in addition to several North Wales Trail championship medals, at one of the most challenging trail races in the region around Alwen Reservoir. Despite spectacular views, this race followed a gruelling and very hilly course, with the event eventually won by  James Yarwood  (Abergele Harriers) in 40 minutes 21 seconds. He was followed by  Stephen Skates  (Prestatyn RC) in 41.15, and  Ian Edwards  (Eryri Harriers) 3rd in 41.24. The Ladies race was won