Rhyl 10m Sand Blast 10mile report!
There were 6 Eryri Harriers amongst the 515 finishers in the Rhyl 10mile race on Sunday 23rd February. It might have been the usual “Sunny Rhyl” but the very windy conditions made the going very tough for all the competitors with the event run mainly along the seaside especially the last 3 and a half miles as the runners were sand blasted all the way back to the finish!
Sale Harrier Steve Boynton won the race, just! in a time of 55:25 ahead of Salford Harrier Matt Shaw 55:28 with Chester Tri’s Chris Prior 3rd in 57:42. The first female finisher was Hannah Holdroyd (Uknetrunner) 67:53. The first Eryri finisher was Ali Chant who has taken a liking to the roads recently and ran very well considering he also ran well to finish 12th overall in the Moel Y Ci Fell race the previous day to place 37th overall in a time of 67:06 with: 39th & 1st MV/55 Arwel Lewis 67:18. 88th Dewi Williams 73:21. 252nd Nic Brook 1:25:33. 350th Ali Thomas 1:33:09 and 459th Iorwerth Roberts 1:46:56. Despite the windy conditions, the inaugural Run Wales organised event was well received and but for the strong winds, the flat course run in calmer conditions is certainly a fast one.