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An improvement of even a single second is welcomed by most distance runners but two members of Prestatyn Running Club took huge chunks off their pbs last week.
At the Mid-Cheshire 5k in Kingsley Andy Bromley extended his superb form by finishing in 15.55, which was 38 seconds faster than he did over the same course in April.
In a high quality field of 694 finishers he finished 40th overall, while Canyon Wilson, still learning the craft of distance running, was 148th in an impressive 17.36.
Other results: 182 Amie Bagnall 18.05, 305 James Rogers 19.54, 363 Steve Weedman 20.55, 440 Benjamin Harrison 23.05.
Two days later Andy took to the track, representing North Wales at the Welsh inter-regional championships in Brecon. In the 3,000-metres he finished fifth in 9.31.
In the second Parkrun at Bodelwyddan Castle the good conditions saw four of the club’s participants improve on their previous week’s times.
Placings: 12 Rob Alexander 22.37, 15 Steve Weedman 22.51, 21 Nigel Bakewell 23.56, 27 Arwel Jones 24.18 (pb), 31 Gary Johnson 24.39, 33 James Rogers 25.01, 39 Martin Gill 25.40, 43 Clare Atterbury 26.11, 48 Evie White 26.59, 51 Alan Jones 27.11, 75 Amy Jones 26.57 (pb), 80 Jo Hoppes 29.12, 87 John Hickman 30.03 (pb), 94 Phil Jones 30.42, 129 Alex White 37.25, 137 Julie E vans 39.54 (pb).
Lesley Furneaux, the club’s sole representative in the Conwy Parkrun, also set a pb of 33.03.
Last week super-vet Phil Jones, who is coming back into form, returned to Tywyn for the Race the Train Quarry Challenge, and finished the off-road 10k course in 69.58.
This Sunday (2nd) sees the start of the junior Parkrun in Prestatyn, the first in North Wales. On the same day a large club contingent is expected in Caernarfon for the 10k which incorporates the North Wales championship, and on September 5 is the club’s annual handicap event.
Tickets are now available for the club’s annual ceilidh with the band Mooncoin, to be held on October 13.