Glamorgan Gazette - - Sport -

IT was suc­cess at an 11th time of ask­ing last Satur­day for Rhys Fran­cis in the 232nd stag­ing of Porth­cawl 5k Parkrun, writes Tony Poole.

The Brackla Harriers run­ner took the event – that at­tracted 325 com­peti­tors in au­tum­nal weather con­di­tions - in a per­sonal best (pb) time of 17 min­utes 40 sec­onds.

It clipped two sec­onds off the pre­vi­ous best that he achieved back in April, and it was also the fifth suc­ces­sive oc­ca­sion for him to achieve a pb at Porth­cawl Parkrun.

An­other com­peti­tor from the Brackla Harriers club, Christo­pher Jeynes, was run­ner-up in a time of 18:12.

Richard Dando (Brid­gend) was third in 18:18 while other fine runs came from Robert An­der­son 18:27, Graeme Rand (both un­at­tached) 19:08, Geraint Lewis (Porth­cawl Run­ners) 19:16, Ed­ward Rees pb 19:33, Daniel Richards (both un­at­tached) 19:39, Rob Hunt (Brid­gend) 19:45, Dafydd Jones (un­at­tached) 19:51 and Ian Ogilvie (Brackla Harriers) 19:58.

Top fe­male and 21st over­all was Fleur Jones (Cornelly Strid­ers) in a pb time of 20:39 from Deb­o­rah Goule (Porth­cawl Run­ners) 20:49 (23rd), Clare Hughes (Brid­gend) 21:31 (35th), Jazmine Bri­g­anti (Brackla Harriers) 21:39 (38th) and He­len Richards (un­at­tached) 22:11 (44th).

Mean­while, Porth­cawl Parkrun or­gan­is­ers have served no­tice that as from Septem­ber 30 there will be a change in the course from the seafront to Rest Bay and back.

Ow­ing to work get­ting un­der­way on a new sea de­fence for the Porth­cawl Tar­mac Beach, the lower prom­e­nade is out of bounds un­til com­ple­tion.

Porth­cawl Parkrun run­ners com­plete the 5k course

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