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After last season’s successes the men and women of Prestatyn Running Club are looking forward to Saturday’s opening fixture of the Grand Prix Express North Wales Cross-Country League.
The usual venues have been changed, so the first race, hosted by Shrewsbury, is at Baschurch, where conditions are sure to be better than they were last year when the whole course was a mudbath.
Several members have been in good form recently and some new recruits are expected to turn out, though one or two regulars will be missing for different reasons.
One of the newcomers, Josh Cerefice, made a winning debut in the Bodelwyddan Parkrun on Saturday, when four members set new personal bests.
Placings: 1 Josh Cerefice 19.57, 4 Rob Alexander 20.53, 17 Benjamin Harrison 23.42, 27 Rose Hayes 25.18 (pb), 31 Jo Hoppes 25.56 (pb), 32 Clair Atterbury 25.57 (pb), 40 Ceri Vaughan 27.12, 41 Bill Scriven 27.19 (pb), 44 Mike Davis 28.01, 45 Rachel Jackson 28.40, 50 Amy Jones 29.09, 55 Katharine Prestwich 29.27, 67 Amy Reid 3036, 68 Clare Manley 30.37, 72 Sandra Bickerstaffe 31.23, 76 Bethan Kemp 31.40.
At Conwy Martin Gill once again reduced his pb to 23.23, finishing 53rd, with Debbie Jones 187th in 31.13. Another pb came from Janice Price, who clocked 32.12 at Ellesmere Port.
Long-distance specialist James Rogers was in action again at the weekend, this time over a “mere” 17-miles of the Sandstone Trail race from Duckington to Delamere. He finished 115th in 2-43.
Last week two members travelled to the Southport 10k and both came away with pbs. Andy Clark finished in 52.37, taking almost four minutes off his previous best for the distance, and Katharine Prestwich was just 16 seconds behind.
Tickets are still available for the club’s annual ceilidh with the band Mooncoin on October 13th. They can be obtained at £10 each from Gareth Hughes, Jo Lewis or Sue Rodgers.