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A woman who is almost unrecognisable from when she joined the club 18 months ago was rewarded for her determination and effort at Prestatyn Running Club’s annual awards night.
Clair Atterbury, who not only sets pbs almost every time she competes but now also copes admirably with tough fell-races, left the social at Melyd Golf Club with three trophies – for most improved female, new member of the year and, most prestigiously, member of the year.
Unsurprisingly, Steve Skates was named as male cross-country and fell-runner of the year, with Andrew Bromley taking the road-running title for his 100% effort in every race.
The winners were:- Grand Prix, men: Steve Skates. Grand Prix, women: Amie Bagnall. Volunteer of the Year: Duncan Longley. New member: Clair Atterbury. Most Improved, men: Matty Smith. Most Improved, ladies: Clair Atterbury. Male fell-runner: Steve Skates. Female fell-runner: Helen Ashworth. Cros-country runner, male: Steve Skates. Cross-country runner, female: Jenna Bagnall. Road-runner, male: Andrew Bromley. Road-runner, female: Amie Bagnall. Men’s captain’s award: Andrew Bromley and James Rogers (shared). Ladies’ captain’s award: Jenna Bagnall and Helen Ashworth (shared).
Steve Skates added to his haul of awards at last week’s Essar Chester Spring 5 race which, as usual, attracted a good quality field. He finished third, one place higher than last year, with Andrew Bromley and second-claimer Steve Forsyth renewing their recent battle and coming 9th and 10th respectively.
The placings were: 3 Steve Skates 26.13, 9 Andrew Bromley 27.34, 10 Steve Forsyth 27.37, 30 Leon Bagnall 29.11, 93 James Rogers 33.34, 220 Gareth Hughes 39.37, 264 Steven Brown 41.30, 266 Jo Lewis 41.39, 269 Mike Davis 41.58, 306 Roger Harrison-Jones 43.40 (1st M80), 374 David Hughes 51.14.
Four members, including 90-year-old Eddie Naisby, ran in the Liverpool Tunnel 10k, with Joy Hickman winning the L50 class in 43.01. S he was followed by Ally Reid in 47.06 (pb), Jo Edwards 52.28 and Eddie 77.08.
Sian Beck was the club’s sole representative in the scenic Whitley 10k in Cheshire, clocking 43.30 to gain her second place in the 35-44 category..
Results of Conwy Parkrun: 130 Martin Gill 26.07 (pb), 150 Roger Harrison-Jones 26.56, 249 Lesley Furneaux 33.03 (pb), 303 Diane Bancroft 35.47 (pb), 334 Val Jones 42.07.
Mother-and-daughter Evie and Alex White travelled to Bangor for the Penrhyn Parkrun, which is more testing than the Conwy course, and young Evie came an excellent 56th in 24.17, with Alex 193rd in 35.41.
Steven Brown ran his third race in five days, coming 61st at the Wepre Parkrun in 29.19.
The previous Tuesday he was one of four members who turned out in the Moel Lus fell-race near Penmaenmawr, the third race in the Joe Brown Tuesday Night Series. The placings were: 111 Neil Stephenson 39.14, 116 Steven Brown 40.50, 123 Clare Atterbury 42.50, 125 Julie Logan 43.41.
George Nixon (M65) and Gareth Hughes and Mike Davis (both M70) have been included in the Celtic combined team to race against England Masters in a special challenge within the Great Birmingham 10k on May 6.