Runner Rees sets new record
CWMAVON runner Martin Rees added another world best to his impressive career tally by smashing the previous Over-60s half-marathon record in Bath today.
Rees, who turned 60 last week, clocked a time of one hour, 11 minutes and 29 seconds, taking a remarkable two minutes and 46 seconds off the previous record of 74:15.
It was Rees's quickest half-marathon for over five years.
The former Swansea and Neath Harrier, now racing in the colours of Les Croupiers, is hoping to break a string of over-60s records this year with a 10K at Atlantic College and a 10-mile at Lampeter on his radar.
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"I'm delighted with that time," said Rees.
"To take nearly three minutes off the previous world record, I'm chuffed.
"Conditions were great. It was bitterly cold but great for running.
"I was able to get into a good group and I enjoyed the race."