Weekly report 6/9/19

In the penultimate club Summer Handicap race John Llywelyn Thomas ran to victory again improving his time by three minutes and beating the handicapper’s formula.  Second was Ron Birch in the week of his 81st birthday and third was Diane Roberts.  The fastest woman over the course was Emma Collins in 22.19 and the fastest man was Tony Wood in 19.21. The title is wide open this year with the prospect of an exciting final race n October where the final positions will be decided.

1st John Llewlyn Thomas 30:18
2nd Ron Birch 36:39
3rd Diane Roberts 35:36

There were six Denbigh Harriers who competed in the Lake Vyrnwy Half Marathon on Sunday in a high class field with perfect conditions. Emma Collins who was first in her agog category and Mel Morris with a big personal best continued their strongest summer of running. The first Harrier home was Owen Conry in preparation for the Minneapolis Marathon in October. There was a strong run from Mat Jones and Bob Neale had a great time to finish high up in his age category. Carys Davies shows great signs on improvement with yet another good run at the half marathon distance.

149th Owen Conry 01:29:08
259th Emma Collins 1st F55 01:36:48
271st Melina Morris 01:38:01 PB
284th Mathew Jones 01:38:41
476th Bob Neale 01:47:02
566th Carys Davies 01:51:41

Jess Jones was the only Harrier in the 2019 Midland Tapas Beaumaris Coast 2 Castle 10K on a very undulating course finishing in 1.13.01. In the  Half Marathon version of the  race Ian Jones had even more hills to cope with but ran strongly to finish well up the field.

195th Jessica Jones 01:13:01

Half Marathon
65th Ian Jones 02:08:07
92nd Lisa Dafydd 02:33:06

Rachel Jones  ran the Great North Run and was raising money for a charity fighting Corticobasal Degeneration Disease. Rachel who only joined the club 6 months ago had a great run in the very crowded race to finish in 2.14.34.

Rachel Jones 02:14:34

Conwy Parkrun

17th Philip HAYES 00:21:00
213th Ruth CROWTHER 00:33:00
323rd Sally SMITH 00:59:28
325th John Llewelyn THOMAS 00:59:29

Newborough Forest Parkrun
57th Joseph WELCH 00:27:06

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