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The first week of spring certainly put a spring in the step of Prestatyn Running Club members, with no fewer than 18 claiming personal bests at the weekend.
The top performances of the weekend came in the Arley Hall 10k in Cheshire where the fast course attracts a quality field. Andy Bromley continued in great form, finishing 19th in a pb of 33.06.
Other placings were (chip times): 53 Canyon Wilson 35.28 (pb), 65 Matty Smith 36.11 (pb), 76 Amie Bagnall 37.04 (pb), 167 Gethin Evans 40.42 (pb), 214 Darren Thompson 42.29 (pb), 215 Sian Beck 42.19 (pb, 3rd L40), 274 Benjamin Harrison 45.06, 760 Dafydd Owen 57.01.
Steve Skates was once again first man home in the Bodelwyddan Castle Parkrun where event organiser Eva Brewer competed for the first time.
Placings: 1 Steve Skates 18.02 (pb), 10 Steve Weedman 22.53, 14 Helen Ashworth 23.21 (pb, 1st lady), 20 Steve Brown 25.21 (pb), 51 Eva Brewer 30.40.
The 13 members who turned out in the Conwy Parkrun included seven of the recent beginners’ group, now labelled “improvers”.
Placings: 59 Martin Gill 23.38, 61 Gareth Hughes 23.42, 70 Andy Clark 24.0 (pb), 88 Bill Scriven 25.09, 190 Andy Hughes 31.14 (pb), 191 Lois Hughes 31.15 (pb), 232 Ilid White 33.48 (pb), 234 Julie Evans 33.52 (pb), 256 Helen Parry 36.38 (pb), 269 Samantha Blackwell 39.18, 270 Hayley Evans 39.31, 300 Sally Rowe 46.30 (pb), 301 Duncan Longley 4631.
Next Sunday another good turnout is expected for the penultimate fixture of the Borders Road-Running League over a new five-mile course at Hope. The men are comfortably placed in fifth position in Division 1 but the women need to turn out in force over the next two races to avoid relegation.