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Cold, wet and windy at midweek Spring Chester 10k race...

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*Welsh master Martin Green (*above) at the Chester 5-mile race.

Cold, wet, and windy at the Chester Spring 5-mile midweek race...

Report by Don Hale. Photos by Bryan Dale.

Nine Road runners braved the cold, wet, and windy conditions during the Chester Spring 5-mile race last Wednesday evening and remarkably claimed four podium places.

Despite the challenging conditions, including some partially flooded country lanes, the event still attracted some 465 quality club runners over a fast and flat course.

Welsh master Martin Green led the NWRRC team home in 19th place and he was 2nd in his MV45 age cat. The results confirm the relevant gun and chip times for each athlete and Martin ran extremely well again in 27 minutes and 32 seconds (27.31).


*Karl Morris (*left) at Chester.

Richard Eccles enjoyed another competitive race finishing 63rd and he was 3rd in his MV55 cat in (31.41/31.39), with Mal Preece 129th and winning his MV60 age cat in (35.35/35.30). Karl Morris swapped the fells for the road and ran home in 132nd place in (35.46/35.35).


Nicola Wylie was on form again in 178th place and 3rd FV55 cat in (38.34/38.30), with Helen Hannam 267th in (42.48/42.36), whilst Mark Mason was 286th in (44.06/44.00). Kevin Higgins had a solid run and claimed 298th place in (45.17/45.10), and Rachel Morris finished strong in 354th place in 52.47/52.31).

*Helen Hannam (*above left) with Nicola Wylie.


*The race was won by Ed Shepherd (Woodford Green AC) in 25.08, with Nathan Williams (Vale Royal AC) 2nd in 25.40, and Arun Dwight (Vale Royal AC) 3rd in 25.50. The Ladies race was won by Tracy Rogers (Buckley RC), 41st in 30.03, with Amie Bagnall (Cheshire Dragons) 2nd in 44th place in 30.12, and Nicola Reece (Wilmslow RC) 3rd and 55th overall in 30.50.

*These are the provisional results from the Chester Spring 5-mile race:

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