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Blustery winds for Road Runners at club’s Christmas handicap a generous donation to the foodbank.

*Members of NWRRC (pictured above), prior to the start of the Christmas handicap race from West Shore, Llandudno.

Blustery winds for Road Runners at club’s Christmas handicap other results and New Year events...and generous donations to the local foodbank.

Report by Don Hale.


Twenty-five members of North Wales Road Runners took part in the annual Christmas handicap race last Sunday, but they had to battle with cool and very blustery head and sidewinds as they negotiated a challenging four-mile course along part of the Great Orme.

Following a tough route out from West Shore and climbing up the Orme to the old WW2 gun sites and past what’s known as ‘Millionaires Row,’ the runners then turned via a further muddy track before returning back to the start.

This popular event, well organised by John Hatton, Martin and Carla Green, and a team of willing volunteers and marshals attracted a bumper attendance, which included newcomers and many seasoned athletes.

And with runners graded at the start based on their parkrun or 5k times, the handicap race was eventually won by Helen Hannam in 33.02, with Rachel Morris 2nd, and relative newcomer Nia Roberts (Lister) 3rd. The first male finisher was Steve Roberts (4th), with runner-up Steve Mason (5th), and Richard Scamans the 3rd male, (6th overall).

The first three finishers (above) in the NWRRC Christmas handicap race (l-r): Rachel Morris, Helen Hannam and Nia Anna.

The final finishing position: 1 Helen Hannam, 2 Rachel Morris 3 Nia Anna, 4 Steve Roberts, 5 Steve Mason, 6 Richard Scamans, 7 Mark Mason, 8 Hannah Griffith, 9 Gwennan Charlton, 10 Samantha Williams, 11 Sarah Jones, 12 Dave Jones, 13 Daniel Hennell, 14 Cheryl Frost, 15 Kay Hatton, 16 Tony Gibson, 17 Iwan Evans, 18 William Evans, 19 Don Hale, 20 Carol Moss, 21 Karl Morris, 22 Steve Poupart, 23 Sion Thomas, 24 Gethin Jones, 25 Mike Hayton.

*Club entrants later donated various tins and other essential goods to the local foodbank as part of their regular festive support.

Message from Martin Green: "Another donation gratefully received from Ty Hapus Community Resource Centre & Foodbank from North Wales Road Runners Club after our annual Christmas handicap race. Huge thanks to all that donated and also a big thank you for all the volunteers at Ty Hapus for their invaluable help for the community. (*see photo below).

*Pictured above - Organisers of the Ty Hapus Foodbank gladly accept some generous donations from members of the North Wales Road Running Club following their Christmas handicap race.

Other result: 

*Prestatyn: Stuart Culverhouse finished 4th at the Nova parkrun at Prestatyn on Saturday with a good run in 20.38 and he won his VM50 age cat.



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