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She’s behind you! Prestatyn Running Club’s partners Matty Smith and Amie Bagnall had their own personal battle in the latest Sale Sizzler 5k.
Matty finished in 19.14 but had to work hard to keep ahead of Amie, who crossed the line just two seconds behind in a new pb of 19.16.
Amie’s younger brother Leon had another excellent outing over totally different terrain in the Green, Green Grass of Home race on Moel Fammau. It was his first fell-race and he ran in road shoes.. Steve Skates was the first Prestatyn finisher in eighth place, with a time of 42.35. He was followed by Leon (20th in 48.01, 2nd U23), Wyn Roberts (57th in 55.42), Helen Ashworth (64th in 57.37) and Mel Hooper (76th in 62.23).
The club had only three men in this year’s North Wales half-marathon at Conwy, which includes stretches along the beach and a tough climb up the Sychnant Pass.
Gareth Roberts was 87th overall in 1-54.44, Russ Cheetham 174th in 2-05.37 and Steve Gleave 222nd in 2-12.14.
Debbie Richards was the club’s sole representative in Sunday’s Helena Tipping 10k in Wrexham but she did the club proud, winning the L55 class in 51.21.
Members extend their sincere sympathies to Steve Gleave on the recent sudden death of his daughter.
Next Monday ((August 8)) the club will be holding its annual relays on the Tip Lane circuit, and with so many new members having joined the club over the past year a record turnout is expected.
On August 13 members take on a new challenge when they run up Everest – or, at least the equivalent of it. More volunteers are needed for the event, which will involved running up a 50-feet flight of steps in Dyserth as many times as possible, covering a total of 29,000 feet.
Proceeds from the challenge will go towards the restoration of the Meliden Goods Shed and its conversion into a cafe, craft workshops and bike hire centre.
Any other members able to take part are asked to contact Gareth Hughes and it is hoped that even those unable to participate will also raise some money.