Liz achieves best time in Tour of Fun­chal 6k race

The Scarborough Evening News - - SPORT -

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.

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