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Pure determination coupled with some medical intervention paid off for one of Prestatyn Running Club’s most experienced runners at the weekend.
After a spate of injuries Roger Harrison-Jones left it to the last minute before deciding to run for Wales’s over-75s’ team in the British and Irish Masters’ cross-country international in Glasgow.
Though well short of full fitness he agreed to complete the team, and to his own delight and that of his teammates they came away with bronze medals.
It was a bitter-sweet result for his fellow Prestatyn member Dave Hughes who was forced to pull out of the team after spending the week in hospital because of an injury to his knee incurred in the previous week’s cross-country in Llandudno.
Four members travelled to Betws-y-Coed for the Trail 10k in aid of Help for Heroes. New recruit Craig Mitchley finished n41st in 49.01, and he was followed by Ally Reid (60th in 52.17), Steve Gleave (70th in 54.10) and Vic Owens (135th in 59.15).
In the Conwy Parkrun Nigel Bakewell had another consistent run, finishing 44th in 23.46, while Andrew Scott, in Cardiff for the rugby international, set a new parkrun pb of 23.19.
Meanwhile Tony Devenport opted for something a little more challenging, coming fifth overall in the Cheshire Tough 10k in Delamere Forest, with a time of 43.29.
Next Sunday many club members will be turning out in the Conwy half-marathon, hoping that the weather will be favourable on the exposed course.