Prestatyn Running Club’s Bagnall sisters keep adding to their honours.
On Sunday, despite very humid conditions, Amie set a new pb in winning the Preston 10-miler in 63.43, while partner Matty Smith was not far behind in 65.44, also a pb.
Meanwhile Amie’s younger sister Jenna has once again been selected to represent Wales, this time in the British and Irish junior mountain-running championships.
The race on September 8 is over a 6.9k course in Glendalough, Ireland, and involves 338 metres of climbing. Jenna was selected after coming third in the U20s’ race at the recent Welsh trials at Moel Eilio, Llanberis. Fellow Prestatyn member Lois Lee narrowly missed out after fourth.
Once again there were several pbs by members in Parkruns at the weekend. At Conwy Julia Evans was 121st overall and 1st L50 in a pb of 27.09, Roger Harrison-Jones was again 1st M80 in 27.56 and Janice Price was 236 overall in 33.43.
In Chester Joy Hickman was 2nd in the L50 class in 22.13, while three members took on the tough Wepre Park course in Connah’s Quay. Steve Weedman finished 23rd in 24.17, Martin Gill was 48th in 26.30 (pb) and the admirable Clare Atterbury was just one place behind in 26.38 (also a pb).
This Saturday several members will be helping to stage the first Parkrun at Bodelwyddan Castle, which offers a tough but scenic off-road course.