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Wednesday, 25 July 2018 18:40

Race Report - North Wales 1/2 Marathon Featured

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Lancaster and Morecambe Athletic Club senior men’s team decided to tackle the notoriously difficult but beautiful North Wales Half Marathon on Saturday 21 July.

The Team arrived to an overcast day with a slight breeze, making ideal running conditions. The race is multi terrain and started off with one mile running along the soft sand beach next to Conwy Mulberry Marina. The first hard surface was a tarmac cycle lane that was gently undulating for the next 4 miles. The hard work really began when the race past through the towns of Penmaenmaw and Dwygyfylchi and the hills got steeper and steeper. The main obstacle was the Sychnant Pass, a tough climb that was a real fitness test. The surface then changed into a traditional fell race for about 2 miles in the hills above Conwy. Just when you thought the worst was over, a very steep downhill off the mountain turned your legs to jelly. At mile 10 the ancient walls of Conwy town came into view and the large crowds gave plenty of support. The race followed the coastal path back to the marina, then back on the soft sand beach for over a mile to finish, at that point the surface was like running through treacle. First back for the club was Andrew Leong Smith with an excellent time of 2hrs 01mins, David Wilkinson followed in 2hrs 14mins and David Cheung 2hrs 30mins.
The Team can be very proud of their efforts over a very challenging course.

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