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Members of Prestatyn Running Club were in action at a variety of different events over the past week, ranging from 5k to 100 miles.
Just a week after covering one of the toughest stages in the Welsh Castles Relay and six weeks after the 100k Thames Towpath race ultra-specialist George Nicholls took on an even more gruelling challenge – the 100-mile South Downs Way race from Winchester to Eastbourne.
The event, which started at 6am and went on through the night, involved a total of 12,700 feet of climbing, with 60% trail and 40% road. The cut-off time is 30 hours and George finished in 24 hours 6 minutes, having taken a 90 minute-break at the 60-mile mark for a four-course pub meal.
Just two days after their efforts in the Welsh Castles Relay Rob Alexander and Jo Hoppes took to the hills again in the latest race in the Tuesday night series of fell-races.
The race was intended to be on Y Garn but was switched to the western slopes of Snowdon. Rob finished an excellent 23rd in 27.56 and Jo was 54th in 34.28.
Gareth Hughes was the only club representative in the annual Park Hall 5k in Oswestry and he won the M70 class in 22.55, just two seconds slower than in 2014 when he won the M65 class.
Steve Stocker, who had faced the toughest stage in the Castles Relay , did two races in the following seven days. In the Race The Beast event at Maeshafn he finished 32nd in 48.33, with Steve Skates fourth in 39.07 and Helen Ashworth 56th in 53.04. On Saturday he travelled to mid-Wales again for the Bro Dysynni 15k trail race, and came second overall in 66.26.
Two of the club’s younger members turned out in Parkruns on Saturday. Benjamin Harrison was 11th in the Wepre Park run in 23.23 and Alex Ryder was third at Conwy in 18.21, having lost second spot in the final metres.