Published In PRC News
The cross-country season draws to a close for most athletes next weekend with the final fixture of the Grand Prix Express North Wales League at Oswestry, but there is still a lot to fight for so far as Prestatyn Running Club is concerned.
The women have had a superb winter and currently lie third in Division 1, their best placing ever. However, they could still finish second if they manager to overhaul Eryri Harriers who are only nine points ahead of them.
The men, who are comfortably placed in fourth position in Division 1, also hope to finish on a high at Oswestry, while the over-70s’ team merely have to field a full team to make sure of gold medals.
In addition at least half a dozen members are in line for individual awards in their age-groups, the club’s biggest haul for many years.
While the majority of members took advantage of a rare weekend clear of important races some sought competition elsewhere and in Parkruns.
In a 10k trail run at Chirk Castle Rob Alexander clocked 43.20 and his wife Jo Hoppes 54.56. Duncan Longley and Julie Evans ran together, finishing in 89 minutes.
In a single-lap 5k at the same venue Lesley Furneaux finished in 42 minutes, with Suzanne Evans just one minute behind.
At the Wepre parkrun in Connah’s Quay, Steve Stocker regretted his choice of shoes on a slippery course, coming seventh overall and 2nd over-40 in 21.35.
It was just at difficult underfoot at Chester where Nigel Bakewell finished 25th in 23.31. Steve Weedman was the first club member at Conwy, finishing one place ahead of teenager Callum Dally. The placings were: 43 Steve Weedman 22,22, 44 Callum Dally 22.31, 109 Jo Lewis 27.15 (pb), 110 Steven Brown 27.16, 226 Alex White 34.14, 248 Diane Bancroft 36.53.