Published In Road Running PRC News
Prestatyn Running Club’s Steve Skates turned in a memorable performance when, out of the 40,000 competitors in Sunday’s London Marathon, he finished a superb 64th.
After a perfectly judged race he crossed the line in 2-30.37, the fastest time ever recorded by a member whilst with the club.
His partner Helen Ashworth, the club’s off-road captain, also benefited from her hard training, slicing 17 minutes off last year’s time in 3-29.21 and about an hour off her marathon debut three years ago.
Naomi Cane clocked 4-10 and debutants Ally Reid and Jo Edwards crossed the line together in 4-22.36.
The same day Wyn Roberts, who is training for his first “ultra” in July, tackled the Clwydian 20, a tough test involving 6,000 feet of climbing, and finished in a creditable 4-35.
Two members claimed pbs in Saturday’s Conwy Parkrun in which teenager Callum Dally was again the club’s first finisher. He was 13th overall in 20.49 and was followed by: 27 Arwel Jones 22.32, 34 Gareth Hughes 22.49 (1st M70), 140 Danielle Dally 31.07, 142 Jan Garnett 31.17 (pb), 148 Sarah Tait 31.33 (pb), 149 Nigel Bakewell 31.34, 174 Julie Evans 34.34.
Arrangements are being finalised for the annual Ffrith 5k on May 7 which incorporates the North Wales championship. A large field is expected for the junior 1k and 2k races, the latter also being a regional championship for the first time.