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While most people need time to recover from their holidays Prestatyn Running Club’s Steve Skates almost literally hit the ground running at the weekend.
Less than 24 hours after returning home he and partner Helen Ashworth were in action in the Trailfest half-marathon which started in Blaenau Ffestiniog and finished on the Cob in Porthmadog. Though there was a substantial overall drop in height the course included several testing climbs through woodland.
Undaunted, Steve had a cracking run to win in 1 hour 31 minutes. Rob Alexander was 12th overall in 1:52, Helen 42nd overall and sixth lady in 2:11 and Jo Hoppes 64th and ninth lady in 2:19.
On their weekend away Matty Smith and Amie Bagnall also had considerable success. In the Blackpool Parkrun Matty was first senior man in 20-05 and Amie was the first lady finisher just seven seconds behind.
Eight members turned out in the Conwy Parkrun, two of them setting personal bests. The placings were: 11 Callum Dally 21.10, 26 Nigel Bakewell 22.30 (3rd M50, pb), 42 Stephen Weedman 23.47 (pb), 68 Paul Brandrick 25.47, 93 Roger Harrison-Jones 27.25 (1st M80), 135 Emma Fairhurst 29.27, 140 Debbie Weedman 29.38, 174 Gill Brandrick 32.22.
In the Wepre Parkrun the consistent Steve Stocker was once again first M40 and fourth overall in 20.42 and Jo Lewis acted as “mopper-up”, finishing in 64.38.
The club’s final social run of the year will be held tonight ((September 27)), starting at 6.30pm prompt from the Salisbury Arms, Tremeirchion, and will be followed by a meal. Those wishing to attend are asked to order their meals in advance by notifying Matty Smith.
With the nights closing in those with headlamps are asked to bring them along as a precaution.
Sunday sees the first fixture in this winter’s Border Road-Running League in Capenhurst, hosted by Ellesmere Port RC, and the club captains are hoping new and old members will help get the teams off to a solid start.