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Prestatyn Running Club’s George Nixon, who last represented Wales Masters about 10 years ago, made a tremendous return to international competition in Sunday’s Birmingham 10k.
He was part of the Wales contingent in the Celtic team which took on England Masters and, as expected, competition was very keen. George , part of the M65 team, had set his sights on breaking 42 minutes and despite the heat and a testing course he managed it by one second.
At the same event Gareth Hughes and Mike Davis were in the Celtic M70 team and both found it hard going with the temperature reaching 23 degrees. Gareth finished in 50.54 and Mike in 58.30.
Caption: The Prestatyn trio of (left to right) Gareth Hughes, George Nixon and Mike Davis who ran for the Celtic team in Birmingham.
It wasn’t quite as warm for Saturday’s Big Rock 10k in Penmaenmawr, where Ally Reid was third lady over 45, clocking 48.07. Dafydd Owen won the M65 class in 55.35, and also taking part were Suzanne Evans (72.06), Janice Price (72.40) and Julie Evans (75.22), Second-claimer Steve Forsyth, running in the colours of Wolverhampton and Bilston, was third overall in 37.46.
Only four members took advantage of the sunshine to run in the latest Conwy Parkrun. Nigel Bakewell was 24th in 22.25, and he was closely followed by Arwel Jones (34th in 22.50), with Jan Garnett 119th in 28.21 and Hannah Garnett 126th in 28.34.
Last week Steve Skates won the Llangynhafal Loop fell-race in the Clwydians, which includes the notorious scree and gully below the summit of Moel Fammau. He finished in 38.18, and Steven Brown was 55th in 65.47.
Steven was also one of only two members who turned out in the Llangollen 10k trail race on Sunday. Des Davies came 40th in 48.36 and Steven was 155th in 56.17.
Next Sunday the club once again hosts the Ffrith 5k race which incorporates the North Wales championship, and in addition there are junior races, which have grown in popularity each year.