MAESTEG 5K PARKRUN
ROWAN HOBBS (Brackla Harriers) carded an eighth straight win last Saturday in Maesteg 5k Parkrun.
He completed the Welfare Park course in a time of 18 minutes 57 seconds which was 49 seconds outside the best that he has achieved in the Llynfi Valley.
Adrian Pearce (unattached) was runner-up for a fourth time, clocking 21:15 on this occasion while third place went to Niki Puleio (Ogmore Phoenix Runners) in 21:51.
The remaining top-10 slots were occupied by Paul Kearns (unattached) 22:40, top female Andrea Starritt (Brackla Harriers) 24:22, Wayne Preece (unattached) 24:26, Rory Griffiths (Ogmore Phoenix Runners) 24:43, James Griffiths (Neath Harriers) 24:44, Rob Evans 25:05 and Philip Thomas (both unattached) 25:47.
Second female to finish in 11th spot overall was first-time competitor Gail Howard (Pontyclun Road Runners) in 22:55 from Andrea Evans (unattached) 26:35 (15th), Mari Higginson (Bridgend) pb 28:15 (17th) and Jane O’Neill (unattached) 28:34 (18th).
Maesteg Parkrun competitors head for home