Wrexham, Rugeley and Parkrun for Harriers

Despite February being a short month, its packed full of racing for our green and gold runners. And the weekend was no exception with several races attended over the weekend.

Rugeley 10 Mile Road Race

The Rugeley 10 mile race is organised by the Rugeley Runners running club.

The race starts and finishes at Redbrook Hayes School Brereton Rugeley and continues out of Rugeley on quiet but challenging and undulating lanes circling the beautiful villages of Longdon and Upper Longdon.

Runners are then taken back through the AONB of Cannock Chase with an exhilarating run down into Brereton and to the finish line.

Gemma Chilton was out lone Harrier representing the green and gold at the weekend and put in an excellent performance securing a 10 mile PB and 2nd in her age category also.

Gemma crossed the line in113th position and in a time of 1:23.58

Village Bakery Wrexham Half Marathon

With 25 years of loyal support of the Village Bakery the Wrexham Half Marathon was again a huge success.

This is a fast, flat and chip-timed half marathon starting on Dunster Road and finishing at 'The Club House' Oak Road on Wrexham Industrial Estate.

This classic race is popular with some of the fastest runners in the region as well as those tackling the distance for the first time.

It is always well marshalled with with plenty of support and drink stations to help runners keep fuelled and hydrated over its 13.1 mile length.

We had a number of runners compete at this event as follows:

519th: Andrew Dippie 1:37.53 Half Marathon PB

1458th: Phil Shieber 1:59.59 Half Marathon PB

Harriers @ Parkrun

We had a number of runners testing their 5k pace at Parkrun at the weekend. And there was no better race to attend thanTelford Parkruns 6th birthday.

A total of 577 runners from across the country and beyond turned up to run the picturesque 5k course around Telford Town Park and celebrate the 6th year since its inception in 2013. As normal, there was fantastic work done from all the volunteers at Telford Parkrun to make the race what it is and enjoyable for all. Our runners came home as follows:

Kerry Tostevin - 24:35 - 5k PB

Nina Biggs - 24:51

Mark Rogers - 24:55 - 5k PB

Amanda Merricks - 30:45

Faye Shieber - 32:04 - 5k PB

Clare Rogers - 33:07 - 5k PB

We also had Lisa Yeomans race at Dudley Parkrun representing Telford Harriers. Lisa notched a time of 30:34

Another great weekend of racing had as all eyes turn to the Malta Half Marathon this coming weekend and an invasion of green and gold to the town of Sliema.



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