CHESTER SPRING 5 BORDERS LEAGUE RECORD
431 runners – many having completed cross-country events the previous day – made the 10 a.m. start and braved the chill winds which blew throughout across West Cheshire’s Chester Spring 5 mile course. In so doing, they helped set all manner of turnout records – exceeding the previous overall record turnout by 61, setting a new male turnout record of 297, and a new female turnout record of 134. Wallasey AC also set a record in fielding 65 club members but disappointingly after such a very good start to the season at Caernarfon, Eryri only had the five athletes competing. Steffan Williams led the way in 44th place overall in a new personal best time for the distance of 29:37 followed by: 124th (3rd MV/55) Arwel Lewis 32:27 pacing 125th placed and 1st MV/60 Derek Weaver 32:30. 191st Ashley Wager 34:37 and 424th Roy Jardine 50:25.
The next race is at Birkenhead Park on Sunday 4th December 2016 at 11am. Four laps of the park = 5.5 miles.
ParkRun Double success:
Huw Owen won the latest Penrhyn Parkrun on Saturday 5th November in a time of 17:08. Not sure if he had his dog pulling him along? On the same day further up the coast, Paul Wathan warmed up for the afternoon’s cross country race by winning the Conwy Parkrun in a time of 17:56 while his partner Gemma Morgan missed out by one second from being the first female home in a time of 21:11. It was Paul’s 18th Conwy Parkrun win!