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Prestatyn Running Club made up about one-sixth of the field in the third race in Deestriders’ Off-Road Grand Prix on Thursday, with several members placing themselves in line for age-group awards at the end of the four-race series.
The placings were: 6 Dean Longley 27.31, 13 Alex Ryder 29.16 (1st JM), 20 Gareth Bailey 30.39, 25 Matty Smith 31.32, 38 Benjamin Harrison 33.56 (2nd JM), 42 Brenda Tiedtke 35.25 (2nd L50), 48 Alan Jones 36.06, 50 Steve Hatfield 36.48 (1st M65), 52 Mike Davis 37.18 (2nd M65), 54 Katie Dawson 37.52 (3rd L35), 62 Glenda Davies 41.23.
Ultra specialist George Nicholls made the long trip to Surrey for the North Downs 100-mile race, a multi-terrain event which finishes in Kent, but he was forced to pull out after covering 65 miles in 13 hours 47 minutes.
Steve Skates ignored the mist and rain to win the Ponderosa race on the Horseshoe Pass last week in 27.20 and his partner Helen Ashworth finished a fine 50th overall in 38.31. Brenda Tiedtke was close behind in 56th place in 38.51 and was third in the L50 class.
Three of the ladies have taken part in different Parkruns over the past coupele of weeks Clare Manley took part in her first event in Peckham, London, and put down her marker for future events with a time of 29.05. Jackie Pottle, a member of the club’s Improvers’ group, was the sole representative in this week’s Conwy Parkrun, where she finished 115th in a 190-strong field with a time of 28.59, and Debbie Wade turned out in the Aberystwyth, clocking 27.42, her best time since her run in Wycombe Rye in 2013.
Meanwhile Dafydd Owen took to the hills again, this time in the Arenig Fawr race near Bala, and he clocked 2-57.03 on a tough new course.
At the National Eisteddfod in Meifod Dafydd recorded a “first” in the 33-year history of the club when he came second in the oral presentation competition.
There was a good turnout of over 20 members for the club’s latest social run in the hills around Tremeirchion, which was followed by a meal at the Salisbury Arms