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PRC Weekly News 29-04-2018

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As expected, the Borders Road-Running League season ended on a high note for Prestatyn Running Club with an unprecedented haul of awards.

Both the men and women gained promotion to Division 1 and eight individual awards were collected. The outstanding performance came from Amie Bagnall, who was not only the first senior lady on aggregate over the six races but also the first lady overall.

Steve Skates, who finished no lower than fourth in any of the races, was placed third overall and other age-group prizes went to Joy Hickman (2nd L50), Vic Belshaw (2nd M55), George Nixon (1st M65), Gareth Hughes (1st M70) and Mike Davis (2nd M70).

In the keenly contested final race, a 4.6-mile event at Deeside, the club again had three men among the first 14 home, with Steve Forsyth and Andy Bromley once again having their own tussle. Amie had her third consecutive victory and it was good to welcome back George Nicholls after a lengthy spell away from competition.

Results: 4 Steve Skates 24.17, 12 Andy Bromley 25.14, 14 Steve Forsyth 25.33, 37 Dean Longley 26.46, 42 Leon Bagnall 27.03, 73 Matty Smith 27.58, 75 Rob Alexander 28.07, 76 Amie Bagnall 28.12 (1st SL), 101 Morgan Jones 29.11, 103 Vic Belshaw 29.12 (2nd M55), 104 Steve Stocker 29.13, 138 James Rogers 30.47, 141 George Ni xon 30.52 (1st M65), 170 Joy Hickman 31.57 (2nd L50), 182 Tony Benton 32.27, 198 Gareth Bailey 33.16, 199 Ben Harrison 33.22, 222 Ally Reid 34.21, 228 Helen Ashworth 34.45, 232 Gary Johnson 35.03, 241 George Nicholls 35.24, 244 Jo Hoppes 25.25, 247 Gareth Hughes (1st M70), 273 Steven Brown 37.24, 278 Mike Davis 37.36 (2nd M70), 285 Jo Lewis 38.28, 289 Jayne Penrhyn-Jones 38.44, 299 Liz Martin 40.28, 313 Steve Hatfield 43.28, 319 Janice Price 52.04, 320 Suzanne Evans 52.06, 321 Julie Evans 54.11.

PRC At Border League Results 2018

Some of the Prestatyn members celebrate their successes at the Borders League fixture in Shotton.

Just 48 hours after the Deeside race Matty Smith and Amie Bagnall set new pbs in the Mid-Cheshire 5k, Matty having a blinder in 17.40 and Amie 18.14.

Fourteen members were among the almost 5,000 starters in Sunday’s Chester half-marathon which started and finished in the city centre. John Hickman, who was accompanied by daughter Joy for the 13.1 miles, won the M75 category.

Results (chip times): 96 James Kimber 84.29, 227 Morgan Jones 90.17, 459 Gethin Evans 96.18 (pb), 614 Sian Beck 98.25 (pb), 765 Steve Weedman 1-40.41, 1,153 Ally Reid 1-45.37, 1,436 John Jones 1-48.37, 2,031 Sian Culshaw 1-54.25, 2,395 Jennifer Owens 1-57.29, 2,683 Jo Edwards 1-59.53, 3,654 John Hickman 2-12.43, 3,655 Joy Hickman 2-12.43, 3,778 Andrew Aitken 2-16.18, 4,315 Debbie Jones 2-14.10, 4,812 Julie Evans 2-45.07.

Jenna Bagnall did the club and country proud in the British Colleges’ cross-country championships in Nottingham. She was the second finisher from the Welsh Colleges’ team and 22nd overall.

In the weekly Conwy Parkrun teenager Evie White once again impressed, finishing the first of the club’s runners in a new pb. Another to claim a pb was Gary Johnson, following up his good run in the Borders League.

The placings were: 44 Evie White 23.21 (pb), 51 Gary Johnson 24.05 (pb), 68 Martin Gill 25.29 (pb), 96 Jan Garnett 27.45, 110 Sarah Anderson 28.39, 116 Andy Clark 28.54 (pb), 185 Alex White 33.13, 186 Emma Fairhurst 33.14.

Results of latest race in Joe Brown Tuesday Night series of fell-races (at St David’s College, Llandudno): 81 Helen Ashworth 37.17, 91 Neil Stevenson 38.22, 104 Steven Brown 41.05, 110 Clare Atterbury 42.39, 113 Tracy Colligan 44.15, 114 Julie Logan 44.32, 116 Barry Ellis 45.12, 132 Jayne Penrhyn-Jones 48.13.

The west coast of Ireland is noted for its wind and rain as well as its beauty, and Dafydd Owen faced it all in the Connemarathon in Connemara. Despite the unpleasant conditions he finished the 26.2 mile race in 5-23.16.

Next Sunday George Nixon, Gareth Hughes and Mike Davis will wear the red vests of Wales as members of the combined Celtic Masters’ team against England within the Birmingham 10k.

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