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Prestatyn Running Club members made up one-fifth of the total field for the second race in the Deestriders’ Off-Road Grand Prix series in Shotton, and so it was perhaps not surprising that they had five among the first 17 finishers.
Road captain Dean Longley proved once again he is no slouch on the rougher stuff by coming third overall ahead of off-road specialist Steve Skates.
Though she finished at the other end of the table Clare Atterbury was equally happy, having taken a massive four minutes off her previous best for the course.
The placings were: 3 Dean Longley 25.40, 7 Steve Skates 26.34, 11 Andrew Bromley 27.18, 14 Alex Ryder 28.29, 17 Leon Bagnall 29.29, 36 James Rogers 32.32, 46 Wyn Roberts 33.40, 49 Benjamin Harrison 34.00, 51 Helen Ashworth 34.05, 64 Mike Davis 37.27, 68 Alan Jones 38.27, 70 Jayne Penrhyn-Jones 39.00, 77 Liz Martin 40.56, 86 Julia Evans 43.12, 94 Emma Fairhurst 47.21 (pb), 99 Debbie Cartwright 52.53, 101 Julie Evans 56.19, 102 Duncan Longley 56.19, 102 Suzanne Evans 59.18, 104 Clair Atterbury 59.55.
A couple of days later James Rogers went off-road again, this time in the 20-mile trail run from Llandegla to Bodfari, held as the conclusion of Denbigh Harriers’ trail-running week. He had an excellent run, finishing fifth in 3- 37.53.
Only three members turned out in the latest Conwy Parkrun, Nigel Bakewell having a go after a slight leg injury less than two days earlier at Shotton. He was 43rd in 24.06, followed by Roger Harrison-Jones (102nd in 27.57) and Debbie Weedman (127th in 29.35 – pb).
Steve Stocker finished ninth overall and third over-40 in the Ellesmere Port Parkrun, with a time of 19.20.
On Sunday Dafydd Owen continued his comeback in the Tatton Park, clocking 62.04.
Omitted from last week’s results of the Fairy Freckled Cow Trail race was that of super-vet Mike Davis, who finished second overall in the M70 class but took the title in the North Wales trail-running championship, while Sue Rodgers was third overall in the L50 class and second in the championship.