Personal best time for Jonathan Kettle at Colshaw 10k

Jonathan Kettle in action during the Colshaw Hall 10k. Picture: MICK HALL

Jonathan Kettle crossed the border again to compete in another live event and claimed a great new personal best time.

Kettle also finished third in his age category at the Colshaw Hall 10k, near Knutsford on a warm Sunday morning.

The North Wales Road Runner raced around the Cheshire country lanes and was 11th overall but won a bronze placing in his MV45 age cat in 34 minutes 16 seconds, beating his previous best time by eight seconds.

Jonathan led home a small team of five club members among the 680 finishers with Dean Allison finishing in 117th place in 41.20, – and he was just five seconds ahead of Stuart Culverhouse 119th in 41.25.

Kelly-Marie Alford continued her good form to finish 357th overall and 74th female athlete in 52.12, and her partner Cai Roberts, who was pushing the buggy around the course again with their young son Noah, finished well in 479th place in 57.04.

The race attracted a top-quality field with the first six athletes all dipping under 33 minutes. Tom Bains from Tipton Harriers was the overall winner in 31.48, and he was just one second ahead of rival Jamie Arnold (City of Stoke AC) in 31.49, with club colleague Cam Muir 3rd in 32.02. The first female runner was Claire Clancy (Wilmslow RC) in 36.41.

Kay and Harry run well at Tatton Park 10k

Kay Hatton

North Wales Road Runners Kay Hatton and Harry Driscoll travelled to Tatton Park, Cheshire, on Saturday to take part in their 10k road race, with both athletes recording excellent results.

Kay, despite having a great run, just missed out on a bronze medal in her respective age category by a mere 15-seconds, finishing as 36th female runner, and 175th overall in 49 minutes 25 seconds, and 4th FV55.

Youngster Harry Driscoll put in a great performance to finish in 47th place out of nearly 600 runners in 40.29.

Harry Driscoll

The race was won by Adam Sciacca (Trafford AC) in 31.53, with Craig Pilsbury (Un) in 2nd spot in 33.20, and 3rd was Steven Hayes (Dee Striders) in 33.48.

The first lady was Lucy Cooke (Un) in 38.52, and she was only four seconds ahead of Amy Weyers (Chorlton Runners) 38.56, and 3rd Francesca Stocco (Clapham Chasers) 39.56.

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