Another record turnout and dry conditions saw four new records at the Great Orme last night. Despite contractions and false alarms for Louise, Craig still managed to get the course marked and the marshals in place so that Math Roberts, feeling no effects from his Sunday Inter-county team success, could win in a record time of 31.27 ahead of Gwyn O and John R while John Parkinson broke another V40 record in 4th with 32.57.
Jake continues to improve, 6th overall and first U18, Aber’s Tim Cahill 1st V50 in 15th, John Morris 1st V60 72nd while Emyr became the 1st V70 on the course in 68th. In the ladies Jackie Lee, Manx based Welsh International currently in Wales keeping an eye on her favourite builder, smashed Laura Bestow’s record winning in 36.10 finshing in 19th. Second lady from Bangor University was Becki T in 52nd & Cybi’s Tracey in 57th. Competing in her first race of the series Colwyn Bay’s Helen MaCarther took the F40 in 58th while Ellie Salisbury took the F50 in79th.
In the Caernarfon Tyres Junior Champs Owen and Isabella Hayes took the U8’s, Connor Roberts and Beth McEachern the U10’s, Eden Potter and Ceri Vaughan the U12s while the U14’s, who started with the seniors at the bottom of the hill and beating most of them to their turn round at the summit were led home by the Bay’s Michael Roberts ahead of Menai’s Sion Jones and the Bay’s Matthew Vaughan.
Thanks was given to Llandudno Ski Centre for the venue and the provision of food and £30 was donated to the North Wales Chrysalis Trust.
Next Mid-Week Series race: Tuesday 4th June, 3 Hills, Craiglwyd Kennels, Penmaenmawr, 7.15pm start, register early please.
Mike Blake, Series Coordinator