The 26-year-old from Old Colwyn took the lead early in the race and pulled away from the field to finish nearly three minutes ahead of second-placed Martin Greeen of the North Wales Road Runners Club, and knocked nearly two minutes of last year’s winning time of 37.37 set by Darren Blazier of Abergele Harriers.
And to make it a double celebration his girlfriend Gemma Morgans, also of Eryri Harries and from Old Colwyn, was the first lady home in 45.11. She finished 10th overall
The event was well supported by local runners, helping to raise money for the excellent work done by Conwy-based Ty Gobaith Children’s Hospice.
The fun run started and finished at Red Lion Foods Stadium, with a number of runners also raising money for different charities, and the course took in the seafront promenade through Rhos-on-Sea and back.
Live music at the ground was provided by Phil Hartley Williams and the Colwyn Bay Ukulele Group.
Main results were: 1st Paul Watham (Eryri) 35.39, 2nd Martin Green (NWRRC) 38.43, 3rd Tony Davies 41.46, 4th Kevin Slattery (NWRRC), 5th Warren Minshall 42.20, 6th Dean Allison (NWRRC) 42.33, 7th Steve Roberts 43.40, 8th Simon Taylor 44.50, 9th Rob Davies (Oswestry) 44.54, 10th Gemma Morgans (Eryri) 45.11.
Ladies: 1st Gemma Morgan (Eryri) 45.11, 2nd Carla Green (NWRRC) 49.08, 3rd Hannah Griffiths (NWRRC) 51.41.