It proved to be another busy half-term parkrun at Conwy again on Saturday.

Despite many athletes taking part in the Eryri Marathon on the same day, the Road Runners managed to turn out ten members and collected three first place age category wins, four second places, and one third.

Some 239 runners enjoyed the challenge of negotiating this problematic 5k puddle-filled course, which attracted mixed ability entrants from across the UK.

One such athlete was Seth Kirby (Steel City Striders RC), who was the first runner back on his course debut in 17 minutes and 48 seconds to additionally win his SM30 cat.

Dave Hughes claimed the second spot and won his VM35 cat with a PB in 17.59, and NWRRC runner Martin Green finished 3rd overall on his return from holiday with a steady run in 18.01, and he also won his VM45 age cat.

The talented Alice Johnston (Les Croupiers) put in a determined performance as the 1st female runner, in 13th place overall in 19.34, and she won her SW30 age cat. And Alice’s father Sandy Johnston (Les Croupiers), made it a unique family double by winning his VM70 age cat after recovering from injury. Sandy was back to top form in 52nd place with a remarkable time of 23.24.

The second placed female was former NWRRC member Gemma Moore (Eryri Harriers) in 17th place overall in 20.10, with Tracey Holdcroft 3rd, in 29th place overall, with a new PB in 21.51.

Martin Green led the NWRRC team home in third place overall, with Will Williams celebrating his recent Welsh national XC selection with a solid run, finishing 6th in 18.48, and he also won his VM50 age cat. Will Evans finished 18th overall with a new PB in 20.12, and he was second in his VM40 cat.

Dave Jones ran well in 39th place in 22.40, and Carla Green returned to Conwy after a holiday break to finish as the 5th female runner, in 44th place overall, in 22.52, and she was 2nd in her VW50 age cat, and Daniel Hennellcontinued his fine form in 54th place with a new PB, and he was third in his VM45 cat in 23.34.

Meanwhile, Veteran Rob Fryer bounced back again this week with a determined sprint finish to win his VM65 age cat in 91st place in 25.54, and he was just 3-seconds ahead of his master vet rival Don Hale, who finished 93rd in 25.57, and he was 2nd in his VM70 age cat to Sandy Johnston, despite running his best parkrun time this year.

Ceri Jones finished in 135th place in 28.08, and veteran John O’Shea claimed the runner-up spot in his VM65 age cat in 142nd place in 28.29.

Praise was given to parkrunners Ian Taylor and Josh Mottram who tested the course on bikes prior to the start of the event, and later took part in the parkrun with Josh finishing well in 23.15, and Ian 23.38. They later took part in the charity Dark run on the same route.

Conwy run director Gwyn Williams said: “Well that was quite an eventful parkrun. We welcomed runners from Feel Find Mind who set up a cake stall to celebrate Emma hitting her 100th milestone and 5th year post treatment, and Paul, David, Ben, and Nicki hitting their 50th milestones.

"Well done to the five of you, and well done to all your group for coming along and celebrating in style…oh and helping to spread the word of how important it is to check yourself out.”