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PRC news 6-1-19

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Four individual medals and three team awards was the fine haul for Prestatyn Running Club at Saturday’s North Wales Cross-Country Championships at Rhug, Corwen, but the club had plenty of other reasons to be proud.

Once again the club hosted the event, providing most of the marshals, and it was a huge success, helped by the unusually mild weather and perfect ground conditions.

In the ladies’ race Amie Bagnall retained her title in style, beating a much higher quality field than last year. Lois Lee took bronze in the U20 class, and they helped the ladies finished second in the team competition.

The men’s race also followed a similar pattern to last year, with Prestatyn’s Steve Skates and Ricky Challinor (Liverpool Harriers) engaged in a fascinating battle over the tough three-lap course. Steve tried his best to shake off his younger opponent who bided his time before moving ahead on the final lap to win by just two seconds.

Second overall, Steve won the M40 class, and golds also went to George Nixon (M65) and Mike Davis (M70). Both the senior men and masters’ teams finished third.

Results:- Girls under 11: 22 Elise Reay 6.04. Boys under 11: 8 Joseph Duffy 7.59.

M65: 1 George Nixon 23.22. M70: 1 Mike Davis 30.02.

Senior men: 2 Steve Skates 33.16 (1st M40), 16 Josh Cerefice 36.38, 34 Rob Alexander 40.39, 45 James Rogers 45.16, 48 Steve Weedman 45.50, 54 Arwel Jones 48.39, 60 Steve Brown 54.27.

Ladies: 1 Amie Bagnall 20.45, 10 Lois Lee 22.35 (3rd U20), 14 Jenna Bagnall 23.17, 30 Joy Hickman 26.06, 35 Jo Hoppes 27.12, 36 Helen Ashworth 27.13, 58 Clare Manley 34.42, 61 Suzanne Evans 36.47, 62 Julie Evans 40.30, 63 Karen Roberts 40.42.

On the same day a couple of members recorded pbs at the Conwy Parkrun. Results: 66 Frances Garnett 24.26 (pb), 87 Evie White 25.27, 106 Hannah Garnett 26.23 (pb), 114 Martin Gill 26.43, 236 Alex White 33.00.

Hadyn Johnson was the club’s sole representative in the Wirral Way half-marathon on Sunday – his first “half” for 12 months – and he clocked 2-19.36.

On New Year’s day seven members “doubled up”, running the Wepre Parkrun in Connah’s Quay before dashing to the Chester run.

Wepre results: 49 James Rogers 24.44, 88 Arwel Jones 26.23, 124 Mike Pearson 28.18, 157 Hannah Garnett 30.04, 158 Martin Gill 30.04, 207 Cara Jones 32.33, 220 Helen Alefounder 33.14, 227 Sandra Bickerstaff 33.41, 283 Julie Evans 39.39.

Chester results: 80 James Rogers 23.28, 130 Arwel Jones 24.54, 190 Martin Gill 26.38, 236 Mike Pearson 27.42, 324 Hannah Garnett 29.32, 391 Cara Jones 31.11, 400 Helen Alefounder 31.21.

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