*NWRRC veteran athlete Stuart Culverhouse (*above) at Conwy
Full marks to two top students at Conwy parkrun dash...plus other race results. Report by Don Hale. Photos by Steve Jeffery. https://donhaleblog.blogspot.com www.welshmastersathletics.co.uk Two talented students competed for honours at Conwy parkrun last Saturday with Bryn Woodall (Colwyn Bay AC) eventually outsprinting his rival Harri Jackson (Manchester Metro University AC) to claim the first place with an incredible time of just 15 minutes and 54 seconds. Bryn, who is on leave from his studies in America, narrowly failed to match his record on this picturesque but challenging 5k course, but still finished over a minute clear to additionally win his SM20-24 age category.
*American student Bryn Woodall (*above) was the first man back home at the Conwy parkrun last weekend.
Harri was 2nd in the same age cat as Bryn in 17.11, with veteran Bryn Carrington claiming the 3rd spot, and winning his MV40 cat in 17.33. There were 229 finishers. For the ladies, Alison Campbell (Sheffield University Cross-Country and AC) was the first female finisher in 8th place overall in 18.36, and the winner of her SW30 cat, with Emily Hanlon the 2nd female runner in 13th place overall 20.08, and the top SW20 cat, whilst veteran Louise Letman took the 3rd spot, but won her VW50 cat on her debut in 35th place overall in 22.36. North Wales Road Runners entered ten members and recorded a wide comparison of inter-club age cat wins with Kay Hatton winning her FV60 age cat in 23.11, whilst junior athlete Joe Culverhouse won his JM11-14 cat, finished just seven seconds adrift of Kay in 23.38.
*Pictured (*above left) Steve Bozier, and Rachel Morris. Stuart Culverhouse, was the first NWRRC finisher in 16th place in 20.44, with Steve Bozier back after several weeks to finish 17th overall, and 2nd in his MV45 cat in 21.02, and Karl Morris ran well in 23.04 in 44th place.
Veteran John O’Shea finished 3rd in his MV65 cat in 132nd place overall in 29.02, and fellow vet Rob Fryer was147th in 30.08, with Helen Hannam 159th in 30.42, and Rachel Morris 184th in 33.40. Meanwhile, Carla Green continued her return to fitness with another promising performance as the 6th female finisher and she was 2nd in her VW50 age cat in 23.11. Kay Hatton was 52nd in 23.31 and she claimed 1st place in her FV60 cat, with Joe Culverhouse 53rd, and 1st in his JM11-14 cat in 23.38.
Pictured (*above left) Karl Morris, with Carla Green (*below).
*Praise was given to the Conwy run director and to all the volunteers and marshals. This is the link to the latest results: https://www.parkrun.org.uk/conwy/results/latestresults/ Other results: *Ruthin: Two NWRRC members ran at the Ruthin Memorial playing fields parkrun last Saturday and both athletes performed well with Will Williams being the 1st man home overall with a new PB of 18.04, and he also won his MV50 age cat, whilst colleague Jamie Tharme finished in 5th place with another PB in 20.09, and he also won his MV45 age cat.
*Will Williams (*above left) with Jamie Tharme, and (*below) Steve Mason.
*Warrington: Steve Mason finished 9th at the Warrington parkrun on Saturday, and he was 2nd in his MV45 age cat in 19.44. *Llangollen: Master veteran Mike Hayton made his debut at the Old Railway Trail parkrun at Llangollen last Saturday and finished 59th overall in 28.15, and 2nd in his MV70 cat, but he just missed out on winning his age cat by 22 seconds.