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Thirteen members of Prestatyn Running Club joined the large field in Sunday’s Conwy half-marathon, where competitors faced a biting wind up the Great Orme and deep pools of water along the cycle path.
George Nicholls had a cracking run to lead the contingent home in 83.47 (chip time), but the only one to pick up an award was the amazing 87-year-old Eddie Naisby who won the M80 class in 2-40.24.
The chip times were:
- George Nicholls 83.47
- Matty Smith 91.23
- Sian Beck 1-42.07
- Russ Cheetham 1-44.16
- Roger Wadon 1-50.22
- Dafydd Owen 1-53.31
- Sue Rodgers 1-58.33
- Jo Edwards 1-58.52
- Sandy Roberts 1-59.33
- Andrew Scott 2-00.21
- Hadyn Johnson 2-03.46
- Wyn Roberts (who accompanied his partner) 2-29.56
- Eddie Naisby 2-40.24.
Also on Sunday Tony Devenport and Chris Hassall travelled up to Chorley for a 10k and made the trip worthwhile by producing excellent times. Tony was 3rd M45 in 39.15 and newcomer Chris, who is proving a real asset to the club, clocked 40.19.
The previous day two of the club’s women tackled the hills and bogs in the Penmaenmawr fell-race. Naomi Cane finished 131st overall in 1-52.09, with Jennifer Owens, who was making her debut on the fells, 174th in 2-08.34.
Two members also took part recently in the Cheshire 10k. Eleri Jones, making her competitive comeback after a 20-month lay-off, finished in 822nd place in 57.38 and Dafydd Owen clocked 53.14 (570th).
This Saturday sees the third fixture in the Grand Prix Express North Wales Cross-Country League on a new course at Mold. In the morning will be the third meeting of the North Wales Junior League at the same venue.