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Prestatyn Running Club’s Awayday to Dolgellau on Saturday proved both highly enjoyable and productive, with a haul of several awards and personal bests.
Twenty-six members made the journey, with all but two of them competing in the town’s annual five-mile race over a hilly course.
Thanks are due to those who organised the trip and to hosts Meirionnydd Running Club and Dolgellau Rugby Club who made the visitors feel very welcome.
While Amie Bagnall took yet another first prize – despite arriving only seconds before the race started - she was outshone this time by her younger sister Genna, 15, who won the junior ladies’ class and broke the seven-year-old record for the category. Unsurprisingly, they helped Prestatyn wo win the ladies’ team prize.
The placings were:
- 10 Leon Bagnall 32.48 (2nd JM)
- 12 George Nicholls 33.08 (3rd M45)
- 13 Tony Devenport 33.09
- 14 Matty Smith 33.15
- 15 Rob Alexander 33.17
- 21 Amie Bagnall 33.51 (1st lady)
- 23 Gareth Bailey 34.50
- 28 Benjamin Harrison 35.55 (3rd JM)
- 36 Wyn Roberts 38.28 (2nd M40)
- 49 Jenna Bagnall 39.56 (1st JL)
- 50 Vic Izzy Owens 40.16 (3rd SL)
- 51 Jo Hoppes 40.24
- 52 Russ Cheetham 40.28
- 56 Ally Reid 41.09 (1st L40)
- 61 Steve Gleave 41.57
- 70 Jo Lewis 43.45 (2nd L40)
- 73 Liz Martin 44.32
- 77 Katie Dawson 45.48
- 85 Karl Martin 49.05
- 87 Helen Baxandall 49.25
- 89 David Cooper 50.41
- 94 Julia Evans 52.10
- 98 Valery Jones 59.41
- 99 Beverley Davies 58.41.
In the junior race with preceded the 5-miler Karl and Liz’s sons Liam and Callum came first and second respectively.
By contrast, Alex Ryder was the club’s sold representative in Saturday’s Conwy Parkrun and despite not feeling 100% he finished fourth out of 239 starters in 18.31.
Nine members took on the challenge of racing the train in the annual 5k at Caernarfon last week and three of them managed to do beat the train home.
On the slightly downhill course Matty Smith finished 29th in 18.01 and Amie Bagnall was 45th overall and third lady home in 18.54. They were followed by Benjamin Harrison (65th, 19.45), Roger Harrison-Jones (175th, 25.17 – 1st M75), Liz Martin (182nd, 25.23), Clare Manley (196th, 26.26), Dave Hughes (199th, 26.32, 2nd M75), Karl Martin (200th, 26.37), and Val Jones (255th, 32.07).
The race was won in 15.13 Nathan Jones of Rhyl (Liverpool Harriers), son of Prestatyn member Caroline Jones.
Last week Ally Reid was the club’s sole representative in the Liverpool Women’s 10k in Sefton Park, and she clocked 52.34.