Llyr wins T2 Slateman Sprint Duathlon race.
Report by Don Hale. https://donhaleblog.blogspot.com
*Llyr ApGeraint-Roberts (*above) crosses the finish line to win the Sprint Duathlon race.
NWRRC member Llyr ApGeraint-Roberts came home in 1st place in the T2 classification of the Slateman Sprint Duathlon in the Snowdonia National Park last Saturday.
Despite an undulating course, plus very warm and breezy conditions, Llyr a top Welsh Master and GB athlete, (*pictured above and below), competed well throughout the event and recorded a time of 9 mins 11 secs for his first 2.36k run. This was followed by a 20.36k bike ride with 368m of elevation, which he completed in 44 mins and 53 secs; and then he followed this again with a second 5.59k run, including 198m of elevation, in 27 mins and 48 secs.
His total time for the entire event including transition was shown as 1 hour, 23 minutes and 1 second. And after the race, Llyr confirmed: “I was not as quick as last year but competed to what I needed to do! On the bike, I faced a block headwind for the 1st 10k - up the 4k climb!
“I knew though when I entered into T2, I was within a minute of 1st and 2nd, that I could win! I caught the leaders and stayed with them, and then went for it! Well chuffed!”
*Other race results:
*Coniston: Lesley Goodson ran in the Coniston 16k race on Saturday and said it was hot and bumpy, at the South Lakeland event, but she ran well over the 14.80k course with 384m of elevation, to finish in 2 hours.
*Coleshaw Hall: Three Road Runners took part in the Coleshaw Hall 10k in Cheshire on Sunday. Will Williams ran well again and finished in 13th place overall in 37.37, and he was 2nd in MV50 age cat. Sion Thomas was 150th in 48.54, with Vicky Taylor 403rd in 1.06.25.
*Runcorn: Steve Mason finished 3rd at the Phoenix parkrun, at Halton, near Runcorn, on Saturday, and he also won his MV45 age cat in 19.34.
*Penrhyn Castle: Mandy Owen enjoyed a good run at the Penrhyn Castle parkrun and she was 123rd in 33.13.