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Prestatyn Running Club’s Amie Bagnall, who already has numerous titles and trophies to her name, moved up another rung at the weekend when she returned to her former university haunts.
In the Salford 10k she took a huge 80 seconds off her pb, finishing in 37.32, which qualifies her for entry into the elite field in next month’s Great Manchester 10k.
Amie and her partner Matty Smith ran together and although he also recorded a pb she had the satisfaction of beating him by one second.
Recent recruit Steven Brown did the “double” on Saturday, competing in the Conwy Parkrun then going up the road to Llandudno for the Easter 5k an hour later.
In the Parkrun Steve Skates was once again first, while in Llandudno Ally Reid, Mike Davis, Roger Harrison-Jones and Dave Hughes all came away with age-group awards. Andrew Bromley and Prestatyn’s second-claimer Steve Forsyth renewed their duel after the recent Parkrun, this time the former taking the honours by just three seconds.
Parkrun results: 1 Steve Skates 17.06, 39 Gareth Brandrick 22.21, 49 Helen Ashworth 23.11, 50 Arwel Jones 23.20, 85 Paul Brandrick 25.29, 87 Steve Brown 25.50 (pb), 92 Jo Lewis 26.01 (pb), 1-1 Jayne Penrhyn-Jones 26.34, 112 Clair Atterbury 27.02 (pb), 170 Helen Baxandall 30.02 (pb).
Llandudno Easter 5k: 5 Andrew Bromley 17.00, 6 Steve Forsyth 17.03, 56 Ally Reid 22.50 (2nd L45), 84 Sue Rodgers 25.01, 86 Jo Edwards 25.13, 98 Mike Davis 25.42 (1st M70), 107 Alan Jones 26.45, 111 Evie White 26.53, 112 Gareth White 26.54, 115 Roger Harrison-Jones 27.07 (1st M75), 126 Steven Brown 27.25, 170 Dave Hughes 30.50 (2nd M75), 173 Debbie Jones 31.17, 210 Alex White 35.27.
Last week five members travelled to Llanberis for the opening fixture in this season’s Joe Brown Tuesday night series of fell-races, a two-mile up-and-down race involving 630 feet of ascent. Neil Stephenson clocked 20.50, followed by Steven Brown (23.53), Clair Atterbury (24.19), Tracy Colligan (25.55) and Julie Logan (26.11).
Four of the ladies travelled to London for the inaugural London Landmarks Half-marathon. For the three “improvers”, Diane Bancroft, Lesley Furneaux and Karen Bancroft, it was their first attempt at the distance and they crossed the line together in 2-41, with Julie Evans setting a new pb of 2-45.
This coming Sunday sees the penultimate fixture in the Borders Road-Running League at Mold, with the club’s men and women well poised for promotion to Division 1. Several individuals are also in line for age-group awards.