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Weekends results round-up from a variety of different events...




*Kevin Higgins (above left), with Tony Gibson.


RACE ROUND-UP FOR NW ROAD RUNNERS


Report by Don Hale.

 

There were eleven races and/or parkruns recorded by North Wales Road Runners over the past weekend, with the Conwy parkrun, and the Anglesey 10k and half-marathon already reported on this blog.


Other race results: 


OULTON PARK:

*Cheshire: Three NWRRC members hit the track running last Sunday at the Oulton Park 10k and 5k races with all of them winning their respective age categories. Kevin Higgins won his M60 cat in the 10k race after finishing 63rd in 51.59, and Tony Gibson was just one place behind in 52.15, and he also won his M65 age cat. Meanwhile, Steve Gardner also won his M60 cat in the 5k race with a good performance in 7th place overall in 19.19. After the race, Kevin admitted: “It was a very undulating course, but this was my best time for over two years.”

TRAFFORD 10K:

*Manchester: Will Williams and Jamie Tharme travelled to south Manchester last weekend to compete in the very fast and elite-packed Trafford 10k race, which attracted over 1,500 top athletes. Will finished in 417th place overall in 37.02, with Jamie 757th in 43.53. After the race Will Williams confirmed: “My plan was sub-37mins, and I just missed out by 2-seconds, only because of my haze of exhaustion. I forgot that 10k is 6.21, not 6:10, so I mistimed the last bit and needed to push sooner. This is still over 50-seconds faster than last year, so pleased with a course PB. It was only my second race of the season, so if last season is anything to go by, much faster times to come.”



*Pictured above - Will Williams (left), with Jamie Tharme.


PIPE DREAM 7K FELL RACE:

*Dolgarrog: NWRRC members Charlotte Rose Wilton Jones and Nicola Wylie competed in the gruelling Pipe Dream 7k fell race last Saturday at Dolgarrog, which celebrated its 20th anniversary. Charlotte finished 60th overall in 59.07, and Nicola was 72nd in 63.53, and she also claimed second place in her F50 age cat. Charlotte later admitted: “This was very hard, especially going up the pipe-line steps. It was absolutely brutal!”



Charlotte Rose Wilton Jones (above) at the Pipe Dream 7k fell race last weekend, and (*below) part of the tough course.



*Other parkrun results: 

*Ruthin: Carla Green was the second female finisher at the Ruthin Memorial Playing Fields parkrun, on Saturday, but she won her VW50 age cat in 20.54 finishing in 5th place overall.

*Llangollen: Karl and Rachel Morris went on tour to the Old Railway Trail parkrun at Llangollen last Saturday after their run at Oswestry was cancelled. They both performed well with Karl finishing 12th overall out of 96 entrants, and he was 2nd in his VM40 age cat in 22.37, whilst Rachel celebrated her first 3rd placed parkrun finish in her VW40 age cat, and she was 87th in 37.17.

*Erddig: Ben and Sarah Hudson also hit the road running, and they made their debuts at the Erddig Hall parkrun, near Wrexham, with Ben finishing 17th in 22.40, and he was 2nd in his VM45 cat, with Sarah 27th overall, the 5th female finisher in 24.22, and she won her VW45 age cat.

*Prestatyn: Nia Lister was another parkrun tour debutant, and she finished 2nd in her VW35 age cat at the Nova parkrun at Prestatyn, finishing 47th overall in 28.29.

 

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