Birch tops her age group again

North Wales Weekly News - - COMMUNITY EVENTS -

FOUR Abergele Har­ri­ers were in Ban­gor on Satur­day to take part in the first round of the North Wales Cross Coun­try League.

In the ladies race Chris Birch ran 24.47 for 51st over­all and first FV65 fol­lowed by Sue Calvert fin­ish­ing in 27.31 for 79th place.

Tim Cahill fin­ished in 79th po­si­tion in the longer men’s race, run­ning 38.37, fol­lowed by An­thony Howe cross­ing the line in 42.45 for 117th over­all.

Four Har­ri­ers were among the 15,985 run­ners tack­ling the Cardiff Half Marathon last Sun­day.

Nick Fo­den was first Har­rier home in 1–32.22 (chip 1:32:10) for 929th po­si­tion.

Amy Owen-Jones clocked 1–43.14 (chip 1:41:53) for 2,398th, fol­lowed by Alan Tay­lor in 2–00.32 (chip 1:55:56) for 5,757th. Andy Mac­Don­ald, run­ning to raise money for Di­a­betes UK, crossed the line in 2– 59.58 (2:50:58) for 14,940th over­all.

Two Har­ri­ers joined the 2,354 com­peti­tors run­ning Ch­ester Marathon.

Dave Ed­wards ran 4–44.03 (chip 4:41:24) for 1,789th, Mar­garet Wil­liams com­plet­ing in 5–14.31 (chip 5:10:43) for 2,105th over­all and first FV75.

Diane Jones fin­ished the Ch­ester Met­ric Marathon in 2–45.34 (chip 2:44:09) for 578th po­si­tion.

James Salt was among a small field of run­ners tak­ing part in the scenic 30k Four Lakes race in the Eryri Na­tional Park. The race starts and fin­ishes in Rhos­gad­fan near Caernar­von and passes the lakes of Nantlle, Gadair, Dy­warchen and Cwellyn. Salt posted 2–22.

Chris Birch of Abergele Har­ri­ers

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