YESTERDAY (November 19) saw a number of members of Abergele Harriers take part in the largest race on the North Wales circuit, the Conwy Half Marathon.

A fabulously scenic course which starts on Conwy Bridge, with a backdrop of Conwy Castle, it then heads to West Shore in Llandudno before circling the Great Orme, finishing back by the castle.

The weather was terrible, though, with high winds and heavy rain buffeting the runners.


Abergele Harriers member finishes in top 10 at town’s 10k

First home for the Harriers, in 39th position and second lady overall, was Rachel Shipley, equalling her PB in 1:26:15.

Next home was Warren Brown, who in his first race back after injury, was pleased with 1:37:30 for 232nd position.

Danny Snelson has been running excellently all year and continued his good form, finishing in 1:46:08 for 499th position.

Next home was Sarah Brooks in 1:52:19 for 753rd place, while Anthony Howe took 2,286th position in 2:35:52 of the 2,531 finishers.

Meanwhile, Gareth Evans represented Abergele Harriers at this weekend’s Nova parkrun, finishing 18th in 23:37.

Elsewhere, Anthony Howe warmed up for the Conwy Half Marathon by finishing 280th in the Chester parkrun in 50:57.

Other runners from Abergele who took part in the Conwy Half Marathon were as follows: James Yarwood (Wrexham Athletic) 5th, 1:17:44, 2nd MV35; 276th John Jones (Eryri Harriers) 1:39:47 2nd V65; 493rd Gareth Jones 1:46:16; 512th David Jones (NWRRC) 1:46:40; 1019th Paul Quinton 1:57:49; 1407th Carol Moss (NWRRC) 2:06:38; 2105th Heather Foden 2:29:01.

Rhyl Journal: James Yarwood James Yarwood (Image: Steven Jeffery)