Weekend round up 26.02.18

Another weekend of PBs, 1st time at half marathon distance for Run for Fun graduates and category wins at Denbigh Harriers with 36 Harriers competing in 6 events.

Shaun Hughes training hard for his London Marathon Elite place led the field at Wrexham Village Bakery Half Marathon, coming 30th in a race he placed 85th in last year. Shaun also took another 1 minutes 33 seconds off his personal best, bringing his time for a half marathon down to 76:26. Not to be outdone was Craig Jones completing the course in 1:27:28 at his first time over the distance. Other notable performances include Hywel Roberts 1:44:18 and Hannah McDonnell 2:10:11 with Run for Fun graduates Sali Powell 1:56:42 and Rhian Wyn Jones 2:10:22 all in their first half marathon’s and Melina Morris 1:47:06 with Katy Baugh 1:49:32, Hawys Roberts 2:05:43 and Ffion Jones 2:09:08 all completing their first half’s as they continue their training for the London Marathon. David Jones 1:48:41, Ian Jones 2:10:22 and Lisa Dafydd 2:17:28 completed the Harriers on the course.

Wrexham half

Hywel and Hawys Hannah

This weekend saw the Clwydian Range inaugural 17 mile Sheep tracks fell race with 16 checkpoints to navigate with a route of the competitors choice. Like elsewhere the skies were blue but wind cutting with terrain frozen underfoot. First home for the club was Tony Wood 8th (Open); Vic Belshaw (M50) 21st; Glen Price 31st (M40); Emma Collins 38th (F50); Ceri Belshaw 40th (Open); Owen Conry 45th (M40) and David Say 65th (M60). All the proceeds from the race go to our local Mountain Rescue Team who staged a very professionally run event.

Glen Tony

A little closer to home were the Ruthin 5k and 10k races. The very cold conditions made fast times much harder to achieve so PBs and category wins here were worth a lot. Winners included 10k: 15th & 1st Male 60 Martin Cortvriend 42:39. 5k: 15th & 1st Male 60 Chris Baldwin 24:21, 28th & 3rd Female 40 Abigail Corfe 26:36, 3rd Male 60 Jeff Jones 31:25, 3rd Female 60 Vicky Cortvriend 33:38. PBs were also achieved in the 10k for Phil Hayes 12th 42:14, Huw Williams 16th 43:18 and Nicola Field 1:01:48. Angharad Gilbert finished in the 10k in 1:04:41, Dawn Marshall 1:10:38.


Much further afield were Caroline and Rob Parry competing in the sunnier 18℃ Malta half marathon. Caroline showed great form as she trains for her first half ironman this summer completing the course in 2:19:23 with Rob just behind in 2:22:44.

Caroline & Rob Malta

The weekend was rounded off with Parkrun with 3 runners completing the Conwy course in icy conditions. Phil Hayes was 12th 20:45 in his first run of the weekend, followed closely by Tony Benton (27th) 22:20 and Sarah Bayliss returning strongly from injury as 18th Lady in 27:13. Elen Baugh completed the Woodhouse course in 23:59 whilst Sian Pritchard ran Bushy in 28:27.

Full results

Wrexham Village Bakery Half Marathon

Shaun Hughes (30th) 1:16:26 PB, Craig Jones 1:27:18, Hywel Roberts 1:44:18, Melina Morris 1:47:06, David Jones 1:48:41, Katy Baugh 1:49:32, Sali Powell 1:56:42, Hawys Roberts 2:05:43, Ffion Jones 2:09:08, Hannah McDonnell 2:10:11, Ian Jones 2:10:22, Rhian Wyn Jones 2:10:22, Lisa Dafydd 2:17:28


10k – Philip Hayes (12th) 42:14 PB, Martin Cortvriend (15th & 1st Male 60) 42:39, Huw Williams (16th) 43:18 PB, Nicola Field 1:01:48 PB, Angharad Gilbert 1:04:41, Dawn Marshall 1:10:38

5k – Chris Baldwin (15th & 1st Male 60) 24:21, Abigail Corfe (28th & 3rd Female 40) 26:36, Jeff Jones (3rd Male 60) 31:25, Vicky Cortvriend (3rd Female 60) 33:38

Sheep Tracks Fell Race

Tony Wood 8th (Open); Vic Belshaw (M50) 21st; Glen Price 31st (M40); Emma Collins 38th (F50); Ceri Belshaw 40th (Open); Owen Conry 45th (M40) David Say 65th (M60).

Malta Half Marathon

Caroline Parry 2:19:23, Rob Parry 2:22:44


Conwy – Phil Hayes (12th) 20:45, Tony Benton (27th) 22:20, Sarah Bayliss (18th Lady) 27:13. Woodhouse – Elen Baugh (22nd Lady) 23:59. Bushy Sian Pritchard (178th Lady) 28:27

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