Liz achieves best time in Tour of Funchal 6k race
Liz Jones competed in annual evening Tour of Funchal six kilometre Road Race while in Portugal.
The race which celebrates Saint Silvester’s Day on 31 December in Funchal Maderia, is one of the oldest road races in Europe and attracts a large field of 3,000 runners.
Liz was pleased to finish the second Over-60 female in her best time for this race of 38 minutes 5 seconds.
Duncan Smart took on the challenge of participat- ing in two parkruns in Hull the same morning on New Year’s Day.
He started at the Peter
Pan Park event at Anlaby, and despite being hampered while overtaking slower runners on a muddy three-lap course, was 28th overall of 442 and first Over-45 in 20 minutes 18 seconds.
He then dashed over to the Humber Bridge Country Park for another extra New
Year’s Day event, and over another difficult three-lap course, was 36th overall of 555 and third Over-45 in 21 minutes 18 seconds.