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Victory for WM Jonathan Kettle at the Nova parkrun, Prestatyn, during club championships ...

*Some of the NWRRC team members (*above) at the Nova parkrun at Prestatyn, (l-r), Mike Hayton, Rob Fryer, Mark Mason, Rachel Morris, Sion Thomas, Gwennan Charlton, Stuart and Joe Culverhouse, and Jonathan Kettle.

Victory for Jonathan Kettle at the Nova parkrun at Prestatyn during club championships – plus other results.

Report by Don Hale. Photos by Steve Jeffery.

Jonathan Kettle led a team of ten North Wales Road Runners home at the Nova parkrun at Prestatyn last Saturday, with a superb victory as part of their club championships. Making his debut on this flat and fast course, Jonathan won his MV45 age cat and finished in 1st place overall with an excellent time of 17 minutes and 48 seconds. He was followed by visiting MV35 athlete Ian Higgins (Telford Harriers) with a new PB of 18.19, and SM30 runner Jamie Betts (Prestatyn RC) in 18.52. The event attracted 162 runners with seven athletes all dipping under 20-minutes.

*WM Jonathan Kettle (*above) was the first finisher at the Nova parkrun.

The first female finisher was Lisa Johnson, 18th overall, and the winner of her SW30 cat in 23.33, with debutant Laurel Morgan-Hughes 39th overall in 25.42, and SW30 athlete Eiry Read claimed 2nd place in her age cat and despite a new PB in 25.49, she was just 7-seconds adrift of her rival. NWRRC members celebrated five debuts at the Nova parkrun and five first-placed age cat wins, in addition to two second places and one third. Jonathan Kettle was the first finisher with course debutant Steve Bozier 8th overall in 20.19, with Stuart Culverhouse 10th, and the winner of his MV50 age cat in 20.30.

*Pictured above (l-r), Steve Bozier.

Debutant Sion Thomas was 11th in 21.04, and he finished 2nd in his MV40 cat. And young Joe Culverhouse won his JM11-14 age cat in 17th place in 23.31, with veteran Rob Fryer back to form with a good run in 38th place with a new PB of 25.29 to win his MV65 age cat. Master vet Mark Mason also won his MV70 age cat in 52nd place on his debut in 26.42, with fellow master Mike Hayton claiming the 2nd spot in the same age cat with a good run in 67th place with a new PB of 28.08. Meanwhile, Gwennan Charlton was another debutant and she finished 4th in her VW35 cat in 83rd place in 29.56, with Rachel Morris 91st, with a new course PB of 31.16 and she was delighted to finish 3rd in her VW40 cat.

*Master veteran Mark Mason (*above). *These are the provisional results from the Nova parkrun at Prestatyn, where praise was given to the run director, and to all the volunteers and marshals: Nova: Other results: *Gladstone: Josh Keogh (*pictured below), competed in the tough Gladstone 9 fell race last Sunday, which included 784m of elevation over a challenging 14k plus course. His event also recorded him tackling Tal Y Fan (610m) and Foel Lus (360m), but Josh ran well throughout and completed his run in 13th place overall in a time of 1 hour 35 minutes and 48 seconds.

*Witney: Tony Gibson enjoyed a solid performance in the Witney parkrun last Saturday and finished 59th out of 206 entrants in 25.49, and he claimed 2nd place in his MV65-69 age cat. Afterwards he confirmed: “I’m chuffed with my placing as it was a hard tricky course on grass and dirt with undulating trails.”


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