Report by Don Hale. Photos by Steve Jeffery
Three members of North Wales Road Runners were among 75 finishers at last Tuesday night’s spectacular Great Orme fell race.
Held in bright, warm sunshine, over a tough course with some incredible scenery, the event attracted several top athletes from many parts of the UK including Wrexham, Ilkley, Liverpool, Lymm, Calder, and even from Manx Fell Runners in the Isle of Man.
In addition, there was a good number of local fell runners from all ages, representing GOG Triathlon, Denbigh Harriers, Buckley Runners, Prestatyn RC and Eryri, among many others, with the latter club entering 19 members.
NWRRC’s Josh Keogh was the first club man home in 15th place in 35 minutes 53 seconds.
Karl Morris, who loves the Welsh hills and fells, came 34th in 41.48, and Charlotte-Rose Wilton-Jones made a welcome return to live action as the 8th female and 53rd overall in 46.06.
The race was won by M40 athlete Matthew Roberts from Calder Valley Fell Runners in a very fast 30.41.
In second place was Gavin Roberts (Eryri Harriers), who was just 11 seconds behind Matthew in 30.52, with Joe Steward (Un) third in 31.41.
For the ladies, Lucy Williamson (Ilkley Harriers) claimed the top spot in 16th place overall in 35.54, with Tracy Rogers (Buckley Runners) 2nd in 39.24, and Jackie Lee (Eryri Harriers) 3rd in 40.39.
*The GOG Triathlon club had five runners competing with Neil Harris 43rd (43.19), Chris Beardmore 44th (43.23), Chris Bennet 52nd (45.53), Miklos Biro 57th (47.27) and Stephen Dutton 62nd (50.15).
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*The full race results are shown (below):