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Heavy rain and poor communications led to a weekend of disappointments and a change of plans for many members of Prestatyn Running Club.
A quagmire at the start and finish forced the cancellation of the Cheshire 10k at Arley Hall, so some members headed to the Conwy Parkrun instead.
Meanwhile a lack of information left some in the dark about arrangements for the British inter-counties’ cross-country championships in Loughborough, with only Amie and Jenna Bagnall, and Lois Lee making the trip.
In a top quality field Amie was the only senior lady from North Wales and she finished 145th, her best position ever. Lois took the same position in the U17s’ event despite a fall at the start, with Jenna 172nd.
Three days earlier the two teenagers were in the North East Wales team which competed in the Welsh Schools’ championship at Brecon .In the senior girls’ category Lois finished 8th and Jenna 16th.
The Conwy Parkrun produced a 1-2 for the club, with Steve Skates taking first place and second-claimer Steve Forsyth second. The former was one of five who chalked up pbs at Conwy.
Placings were: 1 Steve Skates 16.31 (pb), 2 Steve Forsyth 17.26, 6 Andrew Bromey 18.40, 7 Matty Smith 19.08 (pb), 32 (2nd lady overall) Sian Beck 21.33 (pb), 40 Steve Weedman 22.09 (pb), 44 Helen A shworth 22.41, 124 John H ickman 26.53, 140 Roger Harrison-Jones 28.04, 146 Martin Gill 28.19 (pb), 216 Debbie Weedman 21.21, 266 Alex White 36.12.
The Martin family trio took on the tougher Wepre Parkrun, with teenager Liam leading mum and dad home. 26 Liam Martin 27.45 (pb), 42 Liz Martin 29.50, 53 Karl Martin 31.17 (pb).
James Kimber was the club’s sole representative in last week’s inaugural Chester 10k through the city streets and he set a new pb of 39.47.
The club’s annual meeting will be held at the Ffrith on March 15 and it is hoped that new and old members will come along to have a say on club issues.