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The Caernarfon 10k is one of the longest-established races in North Wales and though it did not incorporate the regional championships this year 13 members of Prestatyn Running Club took part on a breezy evening.
It was a productive outing for Jackie Pottle, who, just three weeks after her 55th birthday, took first prize in her new category. Other class winners were Roger Harrison-Jones and Gareth Hughes.
Results: 11 Steve Forsyth 36.25, 77 Andy Clark 47.58, 78 Hannah Garnett 48.09, 95 Gareth Hughes 50.10 (1st M70), 114 Kat Prestwich 52.13, 135 Helen Alefounder 55.56, 136 Cara Jones 56.13, 146 Jan Garnett 57.48, 148 Roger Harrison-Jones 58.52, 159 Jackie Pottle 63.46 (1st L55), 174 Bethan Lunn 66.49, 193 Suzanne Evans 75.02, 194 Julie Evans 75.31.
Steve Forsyth was also 11th in the tough North Wales half-marathon four days previously. The course starts and finishes on the beach at Conwy and includes a climb up the Sychnant Pass from Penmaenmawr. His time was 1-34.04. In the same race Cara Jones was 263rd in 2-20.19 and Helen Alefounder 295th in 2-27.18.
Amie Bagnall gave the Caernarfon race a miss this year but made up for it by winning the Preston 10-miler on Sunday for the second consecutive year, clocking an excellent 65.37. Matty Smith finished in 70.03.
In the recent Clwydian 10-mile fell-race Steve Stocker finished sixth overall in 2-01.06.
It was wet and very windy for the weekly Conwy Parkrun, with only four club members turning out. Placings: 116 Helen Alefounder 27.28, 118 Helen Baxandall 27.48 (pb), 160 Roger Harrison-Jones 30.14, 213 Nem James 35.00.
Wepre Parkrun: 88 Steve Brown 31.43.ends