Published In Borders League PRC News
A recent recruit who sets a great example to all members was honoured at Prestatyn Running Club’s annual awards night at Melyd Golf Club.
Julie Evans, who was a member of last year’s beginners’ group, was named as Member of the Year as she not only supports all club activities and makes a huge effort in all races despite knowing she will always be towards the back of the field, but she also helps this year’s new intake.
She was presented with the Pat Evans Memorial Plate. Other nominees were Mike Davis and Louise Baxendall.
Husband and wife Rob Alexander and Jo Hoppes, who have also shown massive commitment to the club, were chosen by the committee as joint New Members of the Year.
A special presentation was made to Russ Cheetham, who recently stood down as men’s captain, for his work for the club over the past four years.
Other award winners were:- Most Improved Female: Amie Bagnall; Most Improved Male: Matty Smith; Volunteer of the Year: Duncan Longley; Fellrunner of the Year: Steve Skates; Ladies’ Captains’ Trophy: Amie Bagnall; Men’s Captain’s Trophy: Leon Bagnall; Ladies’ Grand Prix: Amie Bagnall; Men’s Grand Prix: George Nicholls; Overall Grand Prix winner: Amie Bagnall; Grand Prix Age Winners : LU20 Coral McShane, U23 Amie Bagnall, SL Helen Ashworth, L35 Liz Martin, L40 Ally Reid, L55 Sue Rodgers, MU20 Leon Bagnall, SM Matty Smith, M40 Wyn Roberts, M50 Russ Cheetham, M60 George Nixon, M65 Mike Davis, M70 Steve Hatfield, M75 Dave Hughes, M85 Eddie Naisby.
Cross-country medals were presented to Sue Rodgers, Valerie Jones, Gabby Waring, Jo Hoppes, Ally Reid, Helen Ashworth, Coral McShane, Amie Bagnall, Clare Manley, Gareth Hughes, John Hickman, Steve Hatfield, Gareth Bailey, Leon Bagnall, Darrell Davies, Wyn Roberts, Nick Wood, Des Davies, George Nixon, Matty Smith, Ben Harrison, James Williamson, Rob Alexander, Andy Bromley , Steve Skates and Mike Davis.
Perhaps because of the previous night’s celebrations, but the turnout for the penultimate fixture of the Borders Road-Running League in New Brighton on Sunday was the smallest yet. With the men already doomed to relegation only eight - two less than the full complement for a team - and eight women ran.
Amie Bagnall shook off the previous night’s excesses to lead the women home again, while Joy Hickman had another excellent outing. On his first League race of the season her father John was first M75 home.
Placings: 26 Andy Bromley, 56 Alex Ryder, 87 Amie Bagnall, 104 George Nixon, 108 Gareth Bailey, 132 Matty Smith, 148 Joy Hickman, 153 Ben Harrison, 159 Helen Ashworth, 202 Gareth Hughes, 207 Ally Reid, 211 Victoria Whitehead, 248 John Hickman, 274 Coral McShane, 277 Debbie Richards, 278 Liz Martin.
Promising 15-year-old Callum Dally had another good run in the latest Conwy Parkrun, but his time of 20.40 in 29th place was just outside his best. He was followed by: 139 Nigel Bakewell 28.44, 151 Emma Fairhurst 29.30 (pb), 98 Alexandra White 31.37 (pb), 199 Leon McKenna 31.51, 245 Karen Bancroft 35.45 , and 251 Diane Bancroft 36.04 (pb).