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Prestatyn Running Club’s two off-road captains would love to see more members turning out on the hills but their efforts last weekend are unlikely to persuade many to follow their example.
Training partners Wyn Roberts and Helen Ashworth took part in the Endurance Life Snowdonia Quarter race from Porthmadog to Conwy. It was advertised as being 44 miles long but in fact turned out to be 48 and involved 10,000 feet of climbing. They crossed the line together in 13 hours 21 minutes.
Nigel Bakewell was a marshal for that race and then was among several members in action the following day, joining a large field for the Fairy Freckled Cow trail race around the Alwen Reservoir. The 11k race was the North Wales trail championship event.
Though feeling the effects of his work on Snowdon Nigel managed to clock a highly respectable 56.18. Ally Reid set a new pb of 55.30 and was 3rd L40 in the open race and 2nd in the championship. Julia Evans crossed the line in 70 minutes and Clare Manley also set a new pb of 71.58, with Caroline Jones just a few seconds behind her. Julie Evans and Debbie Cartwright also finished together in 89 minutes.
Also in competitive action at the weekend was Amie Bagnall, who had missed several days’ training after injuring her back and neck in a car accident. Despite the setback she clocked a nippy 39.09 in the Alderley Edge 10k, just 15 seconds outside her pb.
The previous day Clair Atterbury had once again turned out in the Wepre Parkrun in Connah’s Quay, and this time took a huge three minutes off her previous best. She was placed 114th overall in 39.54.
Last week Alex Ryder was a member of the North Wales development team which competed in the Stone 10k in Staffordshire and finished an excellent 31st overall in 38.08.