Around 2,500 runners completed the Conwy Half Marathon today which included a loop around the Great Orme of which someone should have warned Russell Bentley about!! Russell is more used to the flat terrain but still ran well to finish 3rd with a personal best time for the distance of 68:51.
There was a sprint for the line between Mohammad Abu-Rezeq (Alrincham/Jordan) and Yared Hagos (Wallsend) with Mohammad having the upper hand to win in a time of 67:16, two seconds ahead of Yared. Eryri’s Jim Bacon was another to clock a PB time of 79:02 for 19th place overall with Arthur Connell 43rd in 1:23:37.
The 1st female finisher was Kim Fawke-Williams (Centurion RC) 1:17:52 ahead of last years race winner Ali Lavender (Oswestry) 1:18:59 and Kelly Crickmore (Stockport H) 1:19:59.
The well organised race consolidated its status as the biggest race in north Wales which was run in dry and but for a slight headwind on the way out and up the Great Orme, ideal racing conditions for the 6th running of the event.