Glamorgan Gazette - - Sport -

JAMES Grif­fiths (Neath Har­ri­ers) turned up in the Wel­fare Park for a first time, tak­ing the sev­enth stag­ing of Maesteg 5k Parkrun and in the process set a course record time.

He sliced six sec­onds off the pre­vi­ous best 18 min­utes 8 sec­onds that Neil J Jones (Pon­ty­clun Road Run­ners) recorded last month.

The lat­est four laps around the Wel­fare Park at­tracted 56 com­peti­tors with Adrian Pearce (unat­tached) next home in a time of 19:59.

The other top-10 fin­ish­ers were Mor­gan Thomas 20:43, James Boul­ton 20:55, David Mor­gan per­sonal best (pb) 21:53 (all unat­tached), Paul Win­stan­ley (Run4Al­lNeath) 22:05, Sean G Thomas pb 22:39, Wayne Preece 23:18, Bobby Woolter­ton 23:45 and Philip Thomas (all unat­tached) 23:56.

First fe­male home was Rachel Hop­kins (unat­tached) 23:59 (12th) in front of Shel­ley Smith­son pb 24:17 (16th), Emma Mor­ris (both Og­more Phoenix) 25:01 (17th), Vic­to­ria Hop­kins 25:50 (19th) and So­phie Jones (both unat­tached) pb 26:59 (22nd).

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