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14th Aug, 2022

Malvern Joggers running up some great times as James wins marathon

A MEMBER of the Malvern Joggers running club finished first in the Ras Dewi Sant Marathon last weekend.

James Davies took the title in St Davids in Wales – the UK’s smallest city – after notching up an impressive time of four hours and four minutes.

The route took in some of the most iconic landmarks as it snakes along Pembrokeshire’s undulating coastal path.

It also boasts some of the most beautiful scenes and difficult terrains in Europe.

Elsewhere in Wales, a Malvern Joggers team competed in the Rhayadar round the lakes events which offer a choice of a 10k or 30k.

Rhayader Round The Lakes 30km and a 10km race is based in Powys.

The 30km route take runners out of town and around the beautiful Elan Valley Dams and the 10km race takes runners up to the Elan Valley and back.

In the 30k event Tony Martin and Warwick Taylor (third in his age group) and Annaelle Bolton all finished together in 2hrs, 45mins while Eleanor Cassell managed 2hrs 57mins.

In the 10k event the first Malvern Jogger was Ian Fuller in 21st place in 47mins, 4secs, Neil Griffiths next in 56mins, 19secs, then John Raine 57mins, 48secs and Will Turnbull 59mins and 19secs.

Other finishers including Emma Davies (59.35), Karen Hobson (59.54), Sophie Barnes (1h 03.40), Maddie Preston (1h 04.24), Gemma Linsey (1h 07.42), Vanessa Jones (1h 08.59) and Kirsty Frazer (1h 19.46).

Spokeswoman Gemma Linsey said: “Running around the hills in Malvern made those hills easy.”

Another 20 mile race was The Hullavington 20 – a road race of 20 miles over two ‘unequal’ laps of a gently undulating and picturesque course, starting and finishing in the village of Hullavington. A delighted Sophie Dowse competed in this one and finished in under three hours and 30 minutes.

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