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With few other local races taking place 11 members of Prestatyn Running Club took part in three different Parkruns on Saturday, with five of them clocking pbs.
Steve Skates won the Wepre Parkrun in 17.56, taking almost 90 seconds off his time of 12 months ago. At the same venue Amie Bagnall was seventh overall and first lady in 21.45, also a pb. Matty Smith was 11th in 22.40 (pb), Helen Ashworth 27th in 24.38 and Jenna Bagnall 34th in 25.57.
In Ellesmere Port Jim Kimber finished 5th in 19.34 (pb), and Janice Price 66th in 35.26, four minutes faster than her first effort at the event in May.
The consistent Callum Dally once again was the first Prestatyn finisher in the Conwy run, coming 27th in 21.50, followed by Gareth White (58th in 23.50, Alexandra White ( 190th in 33.51 and Julie Evans (202nd in 35.16).
Two of the club’s super-vets topped their age-groups in Sunday’s Farndon 10k but neither came away with a prize. Joy Hickman picked up an award for finishing second in the L50 class in 44.01 while her father John was first over 75 in 50.42. He is actually 76 but the oldest category was 70+.
The same applied to Roger Harrison-Jones, first M80 in 55.13, while Dave Hughes treated the race as a training run and was carrying an injury. He finished in 63.30.
This Saturday sees the second fixture in the Grand Prix Express North Wales Senior and Junior Cross-Country Leagues in Llandudno, and after a superb start two weeks the expectations are high.
The juniors did the club proud, the senior men finished fourth in Division 1 and the women were third, also in Division 1 – among the best results in the club’s 35-year history.