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ATHLETICS: Shiels out in front.

Byline: GARETH HUGHES

ABERGELE'S Simon Shiels retained his title in the Village Bakery Half-Marathonat Wrexham. He finished over two minutes clear of second-placed Mark Hall (Barnsley), withCarl Hardman (Salford) third.

Wrexham teenager Luke Northall, who finished second in the Welsh cross-country championships the previous day,paid the price with a below-par performance, clocking 74m 58s.

The ladies' title went to Wrexham's Emma Parry. Both she and Shiels are in the Wales team to travel to the Ballycotton 10 next week.

RESULTS: 1 S Shiels (Abergele) 69.11, 2 MHall (Barnsley,M40) 71.46, 3 CHardman (Salford) 72.01, 4 M Robbins (Wrex.,M40) 73.34,5L Northall (Wrex,JM) 74.58, 6 DBell (West Chesh) 75.12, 7 S Gilliland (BroDysynni,M40) 75.23.M45: 2 ALewis (Eryri) 78.06, 3 GKennedy (Wesham)80.57.M50:1 P Blakey (LiverpoolRC)80.04, 2 DBewley (ua) 80.21, 3 BWilson (Ludlow)80.40.M55:1 T Burke (Penny Lane)88.39, 2 ACopper (West Chesh)90.20, 3 D Hough (West Chesh)94.32.M60: 1 D Gardner (NWRR)88.35, 2 DWalton (Alt)88.37, 3 BBeattie (West Ches)91.58.M65:M Ward (Os)92.43.M70: G Brown (Liv H)96.20.M75:E Naisby (Prest)1-51.10. LADIES: 1 E Parry (Wrex)83.02, 2 HDavies (Wrex., L35)84.49, 3 AHamilton-Morris (Wrex.,L40)86.25. JUNIOR: N Archer (ValeRoyal)91.31.L40: 2 A Brownhill (Maidenhead)88.10, 3 JJarvis (Os)95.58. L45: 2 JJackson (NVets)89.50, 3 VMusgrove (Wrex)91.10.L50:1 R Button (Staffs Moorland) 1-41.10, 2 LSpruce (Wrex)1-41.50, 3 PMartin (Birkenhead)1-42.08.L55:J Murphy (Ford Halewood)97.38.L60: B Jones (BroDys)1-47.36.
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Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Date:Feb 25, 2004
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