YESTERDAY (Sunday, May 29) was the Edinburgh Marathon, and Gareth Jones was running in his first such event as an Abergele Harrier.

Running conditions were good and warm, and Gareth had a great run and finish time of 4:05:30, a new personal best.

Gareth was also running for Alzheimer’s Research UK, and joined Abergele Harriers during the COVID-19 pandemic; as with everyone else, training took place as conditions allowed.


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A spokesperson for Abergele Harriers said: “The club is very proud of Gareth, running in 5k, 10k then half-marathons to today’s full marathon.

“It is a great credit to his self-determination over the past few years.

“Abergele Harriers prides itself in helping runners of all abilities, some who just want to run with a group, to others who want to progress from couch to 5k and beyond.

“The club meets on Abergele/Pensarn promenade (Mondays 6pm, Wednesdays 6.30pm and Fridays 6pm).

“All are welcome to come and enjoy running – it’s all about enjoying running; a race is a personal bonus - we will help any runner in what they want to achieve.”

Abergele Harriers were also represented at two parkruns last weekend, both on Saturday, May 28.

Conwy: Phil Moss (57th, 24:09); Carol Moss (100th, 26:51).

Greenfield Valley parkrun: Simon Bonfield (6th, 24:16).