Sunday’s (14 February) Village Bakery Wrexham Half Marathon looks set for another sell-out with almost all of the 1,000 entries taken up for the race. The north Wales event, known for its fast and flat profile, is popular with some of the fastest runners from the North of England and the Midlands.
Starting and finishing at the Clubhouse on Wrexham industrial estate, the course is well marshalled with drink stations and, as with last year, all competitors will be chip-timed. With its support from the Village Bakery Wrexham, all finishers will be treated to a tasty Bara Brith (fruit loaf).
The 2015 staging saw Tarus Elly take top place in an impressive time of 70:35 closely followed by Alun Vaughan in 70:58 (winner of the 2014 Snowdonia Marathon), with Warrington AC’s Andrew Green rounding off the podium in 71:10.
In the women’s field, Stockport’s Jenny Knass set a PB of 79:59 on her route to victory. Wrexham’s Emma Crowe took second, with Cheadle’s Rebecca Harrison third (81:42).
As it stands, the male field looks set to welcome a new winner with Elly not defending his title this year. Jenny Knass, however, will return and after her strong showing at last month’s Central Lancashire Half Marathon, will surely be vying for another victory.