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PRC Weekly News 08-11-2015

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The second fixture of the Borders Road-Running League held at Birkenhead Park saw yet another superb turnout by Prestatyn Running Club, with 16 men and 10 women tackling the four-lap course.

Tomos Roberts, coming back to full fitness, made a welcome return, finishing an excellent seventh, and there was strong back-up by Dean Longley, the ever-reliable George Nicholls and others. After his club debut the previous week young Chris Hassall had another impressive outing and there were two more League debutants in Martin Jones – his third race in less than 48 hours - and Debbie Wade.

The previous day Dean Longley had finished fourth overall in the Langley 7-mile race as a member of the North Wales team. His time was 41.32. Amie Bagnall also had a good result there, finishing 74th overall in 51.28.

The placings at Birkenhead were:

  • 7 Tomos Roberts
  • 37 Dean Longley
  • 59 George Nicholls
  • 86 Alex Ryder
  • 91 Gareth Bailey
  • 98 Tony Devenport
  • 109 Chris Hassall
  • 138 George Nixon
  • 145 Matty Smith
  • 166 Benjamin Harrison
  • 170 Amie Bagnall
  • 181 Gareth Roberts
  • 188 Sian Beck
  • 213 Russ Cheetham
  • 220 Arwel Jones
  • 242 Coral McShane
  • 250 Alan Jones
  • 252 Amy Reid
  • 260 Gabby Waring
  • 273 Andrew Scott
  • 284 Debbie Richards
  • 296 Martin Jones
  • 307 Jo Lewis
  • 313 Katie Dawson
  • 345 Liz Martin
  • 359 Debbie Wad.

Also on Saturday Nick Wood joined a field of over 260 runners who braved the elements and the very muddy conditions in the Trail Betws 10k in Betws y Coed.

The tough course used for the recent World Mountain-Running championships was even more testing following the heavy rain which caused deep pools of standing water and streams to flow down the paths.

Nick finished a highly creditable 53rd overall in 51.05.

The Marsh Tracks 5k held by the club on Friday evening attracted a smaller field than usual, largely because of so many other events being held at the weekend, but once again there was an excellent turnout in the junior 1k races, thanks largely to support from local schools.

In the 5k the club members’ placings were: 11 Benjamin Harrison 20.48 (3rd U20), 16 Gabby Waring 23.04 (1st L50), 20 Sonia Penlington 26.45 (3rd L50).

Several of the club’s junior section took part in the 1k race, some of them for their schools. Among those who wore the club’s red colours were:- Girls: 11 Eden Jones 4.46 (2nd Year 3/4). Boys: 7 William Smart 3.52, 11 Jack Duffy 4.04, 14 Ryan Whittaker 4.06, 23 Adam Sambrooks 4.13.

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