Bryn continues his great form

Bryn Woodall of Colwyn Bay Athletic Club continued his great form with two race wins in two weeks on different surfaces.

The teenager won Sunday’s Abergele 5k road race ahead of club-mate Mario Munoz Jimenez, just eight days after he was victorious in the under-17 men’s race in the latest round of the North Staffordshire Cross-Country League.

Woodall won Sunday’s race, hosted by Abergele Harriers, in 16 minutes 53 seconds – 32 seconds ahead of Jimenez. Their club-mate Mia Morris was first U15 girl, finishing 27th overall in 23.37.

Colwyn Bay members were also among the prizes in the Abergele five-mile race which was hosted the same day, in conjunction with the shorter event.

Russell Godwin was first home for the Bay in 59th place, while Anne Mynott took the prize for second female over-55, Vicky Ronald was third over-50, and Amelie Roberts second U20 (times and positions below).

The previous Saturday, Woodall won his age-group race in the second fixture of the North Staffordshire Cross-Country League at Stafford Common.

It was a fantastic result for Woodall in very wet and cold conditions and an icy wind, in what is a very competitive league drawing athletes from across North Wales, Staffordshire, Shropshire and Cheshire. 

His victory came three weeks after he finished second in the same age group in the opening round of the Grand Prix Express North Wales Cross-Country League.

Anne Mynott led the Bay home in 42nd place in the women’s race at Stafford Common, with Jared Roberts first to finish for the men in 107th place.

The Bay’s cross-country team are next in action in the third fixture of the North Staffordshire league, at Park Hall country park in Stoke-on-Trent on November 16.

They will also be competing in the third round of the North Wales league in Dolgellau the following weekend (November 23).

Colwyn Bay AC results from Abergele 5k / five-mile.

5k: 1st Bryn Woodall 16.53 (1st U17),  2nd Mario Munoz Jimenez 17.25 (1st U20), 27th Mia Morris 23.37 (1st U15).

5m Race: 59th Russell Godwin 34.01, 91st Anne Mynott 36.41 (2nd Vet 55), 134th Vicky Ronald 40.43 (3rd Vet 50), 146th Amelie Roberts 41.59 (2nd U20).

Colwyn Bay AC results from Stafford Common (North Staffordshire Cross-Country League round 2/4)

Under-17 men: 1st Bryn Woodall

Senior women: 42nd Anne Mynott (V55), 81st Vicky Ronald (V50), 181st Maureen Singleton (V75).

Senior men: 107th Jared Roberts, 122nd Russell Godwin ( V50) , 179th Neal Jones, 219th Chris Williams (V60).