Lecturer times run to fine degree; Athletics.
COLLEGE lecturer James McQueen used all his guile and local knowledge to capture a thrilling one second victory in the 12-mile Penmaenmawr fell race on Saturday.
In the early stages, the main battle was between veteran Colin Donnelly (Eryri), who took bronze in the previous week's BVAF cross-country championships in Falkirk, and Welshpool's Tim Davies, who pushed ahead whenever he was sure of the course but was invariably pulled back.
McQueen was never far away, and a chance taken in selecting a more direct route over one rise took him to the front.
On the descent, Davies again pushed hard, only for McQueen to choose the best line and come home one second clear, with Donnelly third.
The race was the final event in the first Celtic Manor Grand Prix in which first place went to Eryri's Dylan Jones, who has improved beyond all recognition over the past year.
Colwyn Bay's senior men again turned in a solid team performance in the third fixture of the North Staffs Cross-Country League at Stafford.
With one race left, they are well-placed behind Vale Royal at the top of Division Two, and it was a former Wrexham athlete who helped keep them there. Gareth Williams, who recently joined the Vale Royal club in Cheshire, is just coming back to the sport and finished 48th overall. He was his club's sixth scorer.
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|Publication:||Daily Post (Liverpool, England)|
|Date:||Nov 19, 2001|
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