Bill Clarke – Captain, Stone Master Marathoners
Blimey, February is almost over and I still haven’t run a race this year. Hopefully I will be taking part in two half marathons and a 5 miler during March. I may find it a bit of a struggle because of a cough I’ve had recently so not letting me do as much training as I would have liked.
Only 3 races to talk about this month. In the middle of January Richard Shaw was our only representative on the Colwyn Bay Twin Piers 10K. A race that I have taken part in many times over the years. It starts from Llandudno Pier and finishes on the sea front at Colwyn Bay. He recorded a time of 50.57.
This was followed by the 1st race in the club championship, the Alsager 5 miles, in which Mick Downes was first in for the club in 32.39, Anne-Marie Mountford was our 1st lady in 40.26 (PB) and there were also PBs for Paul Phillips 35.27, Gail Evans 40.59 with Joyce Edwards 1st lady 65 in 46.48.
On Sunday 15th February the Wrexham Village Bakery Half marathon, again this race I’ve run a few times, Richard Fain broke the 1 hour 30 minutes barrier for the first time with a PB of 1.29.30. (next target 1.25.00)