Report by Don Hale
Five club runners took part in the highly challenging Snowdonia Epic Trail 10k race last Sunday in the rain where Steve Bozier enjoyed an exceptional run to claim a podium position as the 3rd placed finisher.
Steve ran an amazing 48 minutes 53 seconds, and he was also second in his respective age category.
The race also recorded some other notable performances from Dave Spofforth, Liz Driscoll, Hannah Griffiths and Samantha Williams, with a couple of these members only recruited at the last minute.
Dave finished in 58.04, and Liz ran very well and won her age cat in 64.16, with Hannah finishing in 67.29 and Sam 74.17 in her first ever trail race.
Hannah said: “Great fun doing the Snowdonia Trail 10k with Liz and Sam despite the hills and rain! Plus, a lovely surprise when my brother turned up to run too!”
Liz later confirmed: “Three days ago Hannah asked Sam and I, to run in the Snowdonia Epic Trail 10k (which was actually 10.4K), as her sisters had had to withdraw. So off we went to Betws-y-Coed, and then set-off up the most brutal hill in the drizzly rain. A great race though and some good results, and a special mention must go to Steve Bozier.”
Great North runners
Three NWRRC members travelled to Newcastle last Sunday to compete in the 40th anniversary of the Great North Run, the UK’s largest half-marathon event, which this year attracted about 57,000 entrants, and included a revised course due to Covid-19 restrictions.
Jon Evans enjoyed a very good run and finished in 1 hour 50 mins and 30 secs in (5,698 position), and Kelly-Marie Alford and her partner Cai Roberts ran in very hot Teletubbies costumes, with Kelly finishing in 2.20.35 (18,414 position) and Cai 2.20.37 (18,421 place).
Jon Evans later said: “I was really chuffed with my time, and it’s still a fantastic event.”
And Kelly-Marie added: “It was so hot in those costumes, and it was definitely hillier that’s for sure, but we were fundraising for the Clic Sargent Cancer appeal.”
*This is the link to the provisional results:
Sandstone trail race success
Richard Eccles continued his excellent form of late to finish 21st out of 330 finishers in the challenging Sandstone Trail race.
Run over an undulating 28k course with 655m of elevation, the event finished in Delamere Forest. Richard took part in the “A” race which was for more experienced athletes in a time of 2 hours 23 minutes and 48 seconds, and finished 2nd in his M50-60 age category.
*Link to provisional results: