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Fast times at Conwy parkrun despite hard, dry, and bumpy reports from runners at Nova parkrun.

  • *Will Evans (above), was the first NWRRC member back at Conwy.

Fast times at Conwy parkrun despite hard, dry, and bumpy reports from runners at Nova parkrun.

Report by Don Hale.


It was hard, dry, and very bumpy, at Conwy parkrun last Saturday as some 239 mixed ability entrants from varied parts of the UK recorded new personal best times (PBs), over this picturesque but challenging 5k course.

North Wales Road Runners entered ten members, with Will Evans finishing 4th, and he won his VM40 age cat in 20.01, but he was only three-seconds ahead of his talented young club colleague Harry Driscoll, following a lively final dash. Harry though claimed the second spot in his SM20-24 age seemed satisfied with 5th place overall.

*Pictured above - Jamie Tharme.

Jamie Tharme was 3rd in his VM45 cat in 32nd place in 22.33, with promising youngster Joe Culverhouse 34th, and he won his JM11-14 cat in 22.41. Richard Scamans enjoyed a positive run and he finished 44th in 23.49, and it was also good to see Gethin Wyn Jones continuing his fitness battle in 79th place in 26.22.

Pictured above - Richard Scamans.

Master veteran Barrie Wells won his VM70 age cat in 26.37 after finishing 85th, whilst fellow master, Mark Mason was 3rd in the same age cat, following another good run in 109th place in 28.13. Nia Lister was the club’s only female entrant at Conwy, but she celebrated after a good performance of 28.48 in 120th place, with veteran John O’Shea132nd, and 3rd in his VM65 age cat in 29.39.

 The first finisher overall at Conwy was SM20 winner, Harri Jackson (Menai T&F), in 18.37, with VM45 cat winner James Williams (Lymm Runners), 2nd in 19.15, and VM35 cat winner Oliver Seddon 3rd with a new PB of 19.43. And it was good to note a rare parkrun appearance by RunWales boss Chris Yorke who finished 6th overall in 20.09.

*The first female finisher was SW25 cat winner, Elin Jones, with a new course PB of 21.00, with rival Bethan Joneswinning her VW35 age cat with a similar PB in 21.46, whilst another highly promising young local athlete Rosie Parsleywon her JW11-14 cat with an excellent run in 23.54.


*Praise was given to the Conwy run director Gwyn Williams, and to all his hardworking crew of volunteers and marshalls. This is a link to the provisional results:


Debuts and PBs for six Road Runners at the Nova Prestatyn parkrun. 

Six Road Runners travelled to the Nova parkrun at Prestatyn last weekend and recorded some impressive results, with several members also making their course debuts. 

Carla Green was the 1st female finisher (11th overall), with a new PB of 20.58, and she also won her VW50 age cat. Karl Morris was 21st on his debut in 22.59, and he was 2nd in his VM40 cat, with another debutant, Hannah Griffith,claiming 2nd place in her VW50 cat in 49th place in 26.13.

Elizabeth Driscoll was the final debutant in 89th place in 29.05, and she was another 2nd placed finisher, this time in her VW55 cat, whilst Gwennan Charlton set a new PB of 29.50 in 101st place, with Rachel Morris 166th in 35.41.

*Carla Green (above), enjoyed a good result at the Nova parkrun.



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