Davies storms to race victory after gruelling climb
THE second running of Ras y Dewin, a 4.7-mile fell race with a total elevation gain of 870 feet organised by Sarn Helen Running Club’s Carwyn Davies, has taken place.
At the top of the climb three runners, Dee Jolly, Nigel Davies and Geraint Evans, emerged with a clear lead. The final 100 metres back to the finish was an entertaining sprint finish that saw Davies finish in 39:40, followed by Jolly in 39:41. Third in 40:17 was Evans. A prize for first local went to Mathew Hand in 44:18.
Other Sarn Helen Club results: Tony Hall 44:26, Calvin Williams 48:50, Lyn Rees 59:36, Jane Holmes and Emma Davies 74:21.
At the annual TROTS 10k in St Clears, Ken Caulkett finished third overall in 37:07, while his wife Jenny knocked half a minute off her previous 10k best with 57:28. Carwyn Thomas ran 45:24.
The Poppit 5k Race Series saw Sarn Helen members take some impressive category prizes in the individual races and throughout the series.
Junior member Rhys Williams won all three races outright and, for the third year running, won the junior race series. His third event was his fastest in a staggering 8:02.
Alaw Jones also claimed the series win after competing at all three events. She was second in the first two races but in the third event she ran her fastest time of 9:30.
Also on the series podium was Jac Rees, who was second junior boy. Nia Williams clocked a massive PB of 10:59 at the final meet.
Other junior PBs throughout the series: Harri Rivers 9:59, Tudur Jones won 1st junior boy at the first event in 10:33, Sean Wood 10:52, Gwenllian Llwyd 10:28, Steffan Rivers 11:51, Non Crimes won 1st junior girl at the second event in 10:40.
Dylan Lewis clinched a win at the first event in 17:28. Other best times that night for Sarn Helen were: Tom Willoughby 19:48, David Thomas 23:54 and Sian Roberts-Jones 24:09. Carol Rees and Liz Pugh scored their best times on the second evening, Rees in 27:13 and Pugh in 28:12.
Eleri and Mark Rivers ran three events and for the second year took gold in their respective categories.