Sun 25 Feb 2018
Simon Collins and Karl Hodgson joined almost 2,000 runners in lining up for the increasingly popular Wrexham Village Bakery half marathon on Sunday, in what was near perfect racing conditions barring some windy sections early on. Collins, stepping away from marathon training, ran a hard race to just dip under 80 minutes coming home in 1:19:58. Good enough for 65th in this highly competitive fixture. Karl, who becomes the first Harrier to complete one race in each of the categories for the club’s road running championship, and running the day after finishing first at Cuerden Valley Parkrun, ran equally well to finish in 1:23:08. Karl remains top of the men’s championship and now just needs to run three interclub races to secure a league position.