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Variety was certainly the spice of life for members of Prestatyn Running Club over the past few days as they competed over a range of events and with considerable success
Road, trail, fells and track all featured, but there was still time for a social outing.
Twenty members went on the club’s second outing to the Dolgellau 5-mile race and enjoyed not only the barbecue which followed but coming away with a clutch of prizes and course records.
Dean Longley won the race and Steve Skates, George Nixon and Mike Davis all set new age-group records. Jenna Bagnall smashed her own junior ladies’ record and she, along with Helen Ashworth and Caroline Jones, won the ladies’ team prize.
The full placings were: 1 Dean Longley 27.21, 4 Steve Skates 27.47 (1st M35), 13 Andrew Bromley 30.14, 25 George Nixon 34.41 (1st M65), 28 James Rogers 35.20, 34 Wyn Roberts 36.22, 36 Benjamin Harrison 36.37, 39 Helen Ashworth 36.46 (1st L35), 45 Jenna Bagnall 37.38 (1st JL), 60 Mike Davis 40.24 (1st M70), 73 Graham Williams 43.33, 96 Caroline Jones 49.29, 97 Julia Evans 50.54, 100 Karen Roberts 53.32, 101 Rhian Williams 53.33, 102 Lynda Rowlands 53.33, 107 Deborah Tierney 59.03, 108 Suzanne Evans 59.05, 109 Julie Evans 59.49, 110 Duncan Longley 59.49.
Three category awards and one team prize was the haul from Sunday’s Helena Tipping 10k in Wrexham. Amie Bagnall, Joy Hickman and Ally Reid won the ladies’ team award, and the individual results were: James Kimber 41.32, Amie Bagnall 42.03 (2nd SL), Matty Smith 42.56, Joy Hickman 42.55 (1st L50), Ally Reid 48.34, John Hickman 50.30 (1st M75), Sue Rodgers 50.55, Roger Harrison-Jones 56.28 (1st M80).
Gareth Roberts and Tracy Colligan were the club’s only representative in the North Wales Marathon which starts and finishes on the beach in Conwy and includes a climb up the Sychnant Pass. Gareth finished 87th overall in 1-52.40 and Tracy 271st in 2-30.40.
Last week junior coach Eva Brewer took to the hills in the testing Snowdonia Trail 10k, held in conjunction with a marathon and half-marathon, and finished in a highly creditable 81.59.
Rob Alexander continued his good form in the Green, Green Grass of Home race in the Clwydians, finishing seventh in 45.24. James Rogers was 44th in 56.47, with Jo Hoppes 51st in 57.17.
On the same evening four of the younger members travelled to Manchester for the latest Trafford open meeting. Leon Bagnall had a superb race, winning his 800m heat in a pb of 2:10.68 after a fascinating tussle. Alex Ryder also had good reason to be pleased with his performance in the 800m. At the back of the field on the opening lap, he moved through and finished third in a pb of 2-20.53, just 0.3 seconds behind the winner.
Andrew Bromley contested the 3,000m, coming 12th in his heat but only five seconds outside his pb in 9:55.86. Benjamin Harrison got a flying start in his 800m but paid the price as he tired on the second lap to close in 2:49.67.
In the Wepre Parkrun Clair Atterbury set yet another pb despite the mud, taking 28 seconds off her previous best to cross the line in 39.26. Meanwhile in the Conwy Parkrun Nigel Bakewell and Emma Birchall ran together, the former being a gentleman in allowing her to cross the line one second ahead in 31.17.