*Jonathan Kettle (*above) enjoyed an easy run at Conwy.
Bumper turn-out at Conwy parkrun despite saturated course...plus other results.
Report by Don Hale. Photos by Steve Jeffery.
Ten North Wales Road Runners were amongst a bumper turn-out of over three-hundred entrants at the Conwy parkrun last Saturday with the usual numbers boosted due to a local half-marathon event the following day.
This popular annual race, well organised by RunWales, always attracts a massive following and ensures this particular parkrun date records one of the busiest days of the year, as many athletes utilise this event as an ideal warm-up.
After the parkrun however, it was hoped that most of the participants had a change of footwear available, as once again, this saturated riverside 5k course dominated proceedings, and made the narrow, twisty, riverside route quite a challenge, especially with so many visiting runners.
NWRRC members were restricted again due to additional competing fixtures, and with others possibly saving their energy for the Sunday race, yet the club still claimed one PB, two age category victories, and one second placing!
Jonathan Kettle led the team home after completing an easy run in 25th place, and he was 4th in his VM45 age cat in 23.29. Next back was youngster Joe Culverhouse, who ran with his father Stuart, and Joe finished 38th in 24.31, and won his JM11-14 cat, with Stuart 42nd in 24.42.
*Pictured above - Stuart and Joe Culverhouse at Conwy parkrun, and (*below) Master vet Don Hale and vet Rob Fryer.
Master vet Don Hale finished in 54th place with his second fastest time this year in 25.38, and he also won his VM70 cat, with veteran Rob Fryer 59th, and 2nd in his VM65 cat in 26.05.
Ceri Jones enjoyed a solid run in 71st place in 26.39, with Gethin Wyn Jones building back towards full fitness with an improved performance in 75th place in 26.52, and Steve Mason, who ran with Gethin finished just one place and one-second behind him.
*Gethin Wyn Jones (*above left), with Steve Mason.