Conwy: Running club celebrates double success

  Posted: 01.10.21 at 09:30 by By Don Hale

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Two Conwy county-based 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 young Conwy 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 the men’s 70-74 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 third place in an extended under 21 age category in 28.19.

This final evening race of the season attracted 47 runners and was won by Shaun Hughes in 17.57, with Alan Latham finishing second in 18.21 and Alan Bergin in third in 20.16.

Mia Morris’s mother Rachel said last week: “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 ninth female. She was very pleased and said one hill was so steep that you couldn’t even see the top.”

Peter Armstrong added: “It was very tough over the first 3K.”

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