Richards and Felton master the course

Screen Shot 2016-09-05 at 09.46.34OVERNIGHT 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.

Male placings: 

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.

Female placings: 

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.

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