OVERNIGHT rain had left parts of the Aberystwyth Parkrun route a bit slippery for the event on Saturday (Aug 13), but 19 of out 85 runners still miraculously achieved PBs – well done all!
There was a bit of excitement at the start when a new runner, who led the field initially, ran through the marshals instead of going round the cone then turned back into the following runners.
A few collisions later, all was sorted out and no harm done! The organisers extended a big welcome to all the first-timers who attended the event, and hope that the Olympics will inspire more people to take up some sort of sport. Running is a good foundation for many sports, as well as being a very satisfying sport in its own right.
Keith RICHARDS (VM40-44) of Aberystwyth AC, was first over the line in 18:13 – second time in 51 appearances.
Matt BULLER (SM25-29) of Eye Community Runners, was second over the line in 18:34.
Vic WALSH (VM35-39) of Belle Vue Racers, was third over the line in 18:42.
Current standing in the Men’s annual points competition:
Mark LEWIS (Unattached) 3874 pts.
Evan (Mel) HOPKINS (Unattached) 3823 pts.
Balázs PINTÉR (Aberystwyth AC) 3644 pts.
Lizzy FELTON (SW30-34) of Clwb Rhedeg Pontardawe Running Club, was first (18th overall) over the line in 21:46 – third time in five appearances.
Alix ARNDT (VW35-39) (Unattached) was second (20th overall) over the line in 22:27 – was first to finish once before.
Helen MASON (SW30-34) of Market Drayton Running Club, was third (30th overall) over the line in 24:34.
Current standing in the Women’s annual points competition:
Leo LEWIS (Unattached) 3681 pts.
Karen DAVIES (Unattached) 3610 pts.
Anke C (Unattached) 3242 pts.
The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Nick HOOPER (VM50-54) was graded 77.30% for the time 19:14 ( sixth overall).
Keith RICHARDS (VM40-44) was graded 76.67% for the time 18:13 (first overall).
Vic WALSH (VM35-39) was graded 71.39% for the time 18:42 (third overall).
This week there were 85 runners, of whom 17 were first timers and 19 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 14 different athletics clubs took part.