ANNA-ROSE Merchant last Sunday took the 107th staging of Bridgend Junior 2k Parkrun in Newbridge Fields that attracted an amazing 115 young competitors.
It was the fourth Bridgend success for AnnaRose, and a winning time of 8 minutes 3 seconds was just four seconds outside her personal best.
Bridgend colleague and twice-winner Joshua Morgan followed her home in 8:19 from Matthew Bridg- es 8:34, Dylan Jones 8:52, Mia Allen (Bridgend) 9:01, Tomas Clarke 9:04, Jessica Crawley 9:06, Georgia Smele (both Bridgend) 9:09, Lily Stephens 9:13 and Abraham MatthewsWinch pb 9:16.
Also under the 10-minute mark were Ryan Wilson 9:22, Joseph Lewis pb 9:24, Reggie Hyde-Jones 9:30, Euan Jenkins 9:35, Luke Woodhouse (Cardiff Archers) pb 9:36, Ethan Wyatt 9:41, Elliott Jenkins 9:51, Grace James pb 9:51 and Freya Allen (Cornelly Striders) 9:58.
A further 15 young runners achieved personal best times and they came from Fraser Higginson, Libby Cooper, Zaine Colley, Morgan Laity, Emily McDonagh, Finley Williams, Joseph Goule (Porthcawl Runners), Jack Woodhouse (Cardiff Archers), Theo Windibank, Ben Bailey, Harri Thomas, Alex Rhys Harding, Ava-Louise Winstone, Ellis Hopper and Chloe Taylor (Ogmore Phoenix Runners).
Female competitors once more featured prominently during Porthcawl 5k Parkrun last Saturday