Youth and experience star in testing 5k for North Wales Road Runners

Peter Armstrong and Mia Morris of North Wales Road Runners

Report by Don Hale. Photo by Rachel Morris

Two North Wales Road Runners competed in the Denbigh Evening 5k race last Wednesday and both won deserved age-related podium place positions.

Although there were considerable differences in the ages between teenager Mia Morris and master veteran Peter Armstrong, both athletes turned in highly creditable performances on a cool, windy, and very hilly course around Denbigh, to claim top finishing positions.

Peter won his MV70-74 age category finishing 13th overall in 25 minutes 16 seconds, and 16-year-old Mia was 25th overall and 9th female runner, whilst also claiming 3rd place in an extended U21 age cat in 28.19.

This final evening race of the season attracted 47 runners, and was won by Shaun Hughes in 17.57, with 2nd Alan Latham in 18.21, and Alan Bergin 3rd in 20.16.

Mia Morris’s mother Rachel said: “My little runner bean was amazing in tonight’s Denbigh Evening 5k, with two steep hills included too. Mia crossed the finish line in 28.19 and she was the 9th female. She was very pleased and said one hill was so steep that you couldn’t even see the top.”

Peter Armstrong confirmed: “It was very tough over the first 3k.”

*This is a link to the provisional results from Denbigh:

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