Birch tops her age group again
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