The 3rd fixture in the Borders Road Running league took place on Sunday 14th February at Pensarn near Abergele. The weather conditions for the fast/flat there & back 5 mile course were dry, calm and not too cold for the 233 competitors as Ricky Challinor (Deeside) led from the off to complete a hat trick of wins in the league so far in a time of 26:20 with Mr consistent Brendan Rothery 2nd in 26:29, there was a three minute wait for the next Eryri finisher, debutant Thomas DeLuca 35th in 29:30 followed by: 43rd Tony Woodall 29:49. 45th Arwel Lewis 29:52. 68th Jos Jones 31:30. 69th Dylan Owen 31:32. 76th Ashley Wager 31:55. 79th (1st MV/65) Emyr Davies 32:04. 103rd (2nd MV/65) Don Williams 33:30. 106th Ian Rothery 33:35. 131st Mervyn Williams 34:49. 162nd (on his B/L debut) Alun Rowlands 36:25 and 216th Roy Jardine 42:21. Despite finishing 4th team on the day, Eryri's men still find themselves in 6th place overall, 52 points behind Wrexham and safety from relegation!
Our women meanwhile are in with a good chance of promotion after a 2nd placed finish on the day to lie 3rd overall 30 points behind West Cheshire. Debutant Becky Law's appearance certainly helped as she finished 113th overall (10th Female) in a time of 33:59 with: 176th Bridget Ripley 37:40 and team captain Allison Donnelly 200th in 40:11.
In the overall individual standings, Brendan Rothery currently leads the senior men's category while Emyr Davies leads the MV/65 category with Don Williams 2nd.
The next race organised by Wrecsam Tri will be at Mold on Sunday 14th March. Start 11am. Time for our men to pull their fingers out and save face!