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A testing hill and strong wind faced runners in the fourth Borders Road-Running League fixture at Tattenhall on Sunday but Prestatyn members maintained their good form.
The men finished fourth in Division 1 and the women sixth, and with three races to go both hold those same places on aggregate.
As usual, Steve Skates (5th) and Amie Bagnall (2nd) led their squads home and there was strong support from the men, in particular, with Canyon Wilson having his best outing yet.
Thirteen members are currently among the top 10 in their categories after four events.
Placings: 5 Steve Skates 32.56 (2nd M40), 11 Andy Bromley 34.40, 17 Steve Forsyth 35.15, 21 Dean Longley 35.20, 27 Canyon Wilso 35.40, 50 Josh Cerefice 36.53, 67 Amie Bagnall 37.43 (2nd lady), 111 Rob Alexander 41.03, 127 Matty Smith 41.53, 131 James Rogers 42.09, 148 George Nixon 42.40 (2nd M65), 179 Steve Weedman 44.26, 181 Gareth Roberts 44.34, 184 Darren Thompson 44.44, 206 Ben Harrison 46.17, 212 Joy Hickman 46.31, 242 Helen Ashworth 48.28, 246 Steve Brown 48.44, 256 Jo Hoppes 49.41, 276 Gareth Hughes (2nd M70) 50.43, 278 Mike Pearson 50.47, 279 Alan Jones 50.50, 284 Jo Lewis 50.56, 309 Mike Davis 53.16 (3rd M70), 325 Cara Jones 55.37, 332 Hadyn Johnson 56.19, 338 Gareth Bailey 56.58, 360 Steve Hatfield 63.06.
For Matty and Amie it was their second run in 24 hours, having competed in the Conwy Parkrun the previous day.
Results: 5 Matty Smith 19.24, 26 Amie Bagnall 22.26, 152 ASandra Bickerstaff. Bodelwyddan Parkrun: 12 Jenna Bagnall 22.22, 28 Nigel Bakewell 25.26, 40 Liam Martin 26.51, 44 Hannah Garnett 27.43, 45 Leon McKenna 27.51, 59 Helen Alefounder 31.28, 61 Karl Martin 31.44.
This weekend sees the final fixture of the Grand Prix Express North Wales Cross-Country League at Oswestry with still plenty for the club to go for.
Steve Skates, who won the individual men’s title last season, is in line for an award again this time after another consistent series and a couple of others could also pick up age-group prizes.
The senior men are not 100% safe from relegation from Division 1 and so a strong turnout is expected, while the over-65s have only to field a full team to ensure their gold medals.
To allow time for the prizegiving the races start an hour earlier than usual – at 1pm and 1.45pm.
The club’s beginner sessions continue to flourish, with a total of over 70 having now signed up. It is hoped that most of them will register to take part in the Conwy Parkrun on February 9th to assess their progress.