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Ben Biggs and Carla Davies flying to victory at the Farndon 10K

Biggs and Davies fizz at Farndon

Outstanding runs on a scenic, rural course.

Ben Biggs and Carla Davies took advantage of the conditions and course at the Farndon 10K (Sunday 25 September). They were the winners at this classic road race and the last of the year for organisers Run Cheshire & Gogledd Cymru. 

The village of Farndon in Cheshire West and Chester was the location for a fast blast on undulating country lanes with the added bonus of rolling road closures that allowed everyone to focus on their individual performances without the worry of traffic.  

A cycling event was taking place on the same day so the Race HQ was moved near to the start/finish line at the foot of Wetreins Lane instead of Farndon Community Club as per usual. Brightly coloured signs directed runners to the HQ site where there was ample parking, toilets and a coffee stall. 

Runners warmed up on the road before making their way to the start. Ben Biggs and Carla Davies were amongst those at the front of the field ready for the off at 9.30am. They followed a picturesque, undulating route close to the Cheshire/North Wales border that included a couple of small hills and a water station at half way. 

Ben Biggs of Buckley RC won the 2022 Farndon 10K in 32:40. Michael Young of West Cheshire AC was second in 33:06 and Kevin Waterhouse of Salford Metropolitan AC third in 33:14. 

Carla Davies of Preston Harriers was the female winner in 35:18 and 5th overall. Joanna Marsden of Cheshire Dragons was second female in 36:38 and Gemma Barnett third female in 39:39. 

Speaking of impressive performances...85 year old Roger Harrison-Jones of Prestatyn RC received one of the loudest sets of cheers as he crossed the line in 1:02:01. His finish time was one that many people less than half his age would be proud of. Another V85, Peter Norman of Wrexham AAC also showed that age is no barrier when it comes to racing, finishing in 1:23:05. 

View all the results at via runABC North Race Listings page. 

There were prizes for the top three men and women and age group winners; a bespoke medal, bottle of water and flapjacks along with free photos for finishers.  

The 2023 Farndon 10K has gone live with an Early Bird price of £12/£10 until midnight Sunday 2 October. Sign up via Run Cheshire Nifty Entries

Images courtesy of Bryan Dale (Race Photos). 

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