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Once again Prestatyn Running Club’s trio of super-vets have added to their substantial haul of national honours.
At the British Masters’ 10k championships in Tittensor, near Stoke, they collected three individual and one team award on a course for which the description as “hilly and scenic” was an understatement.
After his recent shoulder injury John Hickman took things steady, finishing in 62.04, which was enough to earn him silver in the M75 class.
Roger Harrison-Jones won gold and David Hughes bronze in the M80 category in 62.09 and 69.33 respectively, and the trio also took silver in the team competition.
At the same event the club’s second-claimer Steve Forsyth finished 13th overall in 37.30.
Andy Bromley completed a hat-trick of victories in the third race of Deestriders’ Off-Road Series to ensure, even with one race to go, that he takes the series title.
It is a well-deserved individual success for the Rhuddlan runner who has contributed so much to team results over the past couple of years.
Once again, with 26 runners out, the club provided over 25% of the total field for the race at Shotton, and others consolidated their top-three placings in their age-groups.
Results: 1 Andy Bromley 26.12, 10 Canyon Wilson 29.32, 13 Alex Ryder 30.29, 19 George Nicholls 31.49, 33 James Rogers 33.24, 46 Ally Reid 36.23 (2nd L45), 47 Gary Johnson 36.37, 50 Alan Jones 37.20, 53 Steven Brown 38.23, 58 Martin Gill 39.18, 59 Clair Atterbury 39.30, 63 Katherine Prestwich 40.51, 64 Jo Lewis 41.12, 65 Mike Davis 41.27 (2nd M70), 70 Julia Evans 43.12 (1st L50), 73 Clare Manley 44.30, 76 Cara Jones 46.28, 82 Debbie Jones 51.37, 83 Lesley Furneaux 53.28, 84 Janice Price 54.00, 86 Debbie Cartwright 54.24 (3rd L60), 87 Alex White 54.32, 88 Suzanne Evans 55.00, 90 Julie Evans 60.34, 91 Duncan Longley 60.34.
Less than 48 hours later James Rogers was in action again at the inaugural Cybi Coastal Marathon, a multi-terrain event around Holy Island, Holyhead. It was a challenging course and the weather was warm but he had a fine, run coming 23rd in 4:35.32.
On his travels at the weekend Arwel Jones finished 25th overall in the Gloucester North Parkrun, clocking 22.47. At Conwy Martin Gill came home 88th in 24.32 and Debbie Jones was 197th in a pb of 31.35.
It has now been confirmed that Clare Atterbury won her L40 class in the previous week’s Dolgellau 5 race.
Caption: Club captain Ally Reid tries out the course for the Parkrun at Bodelwyddan Castle which starts on August 18.