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For the second consecutive week most local athletes were left without a competition when Storm Dennis led to the postponement of Sunday’s Village Bakery half-marathon in Wrexham.
With both the Nova and Conwy Parkruns also off the only local option was at Wepre, and the only member of Prestatyn Running Club to make the trip to Deeside was Julie Evans.
Not surprisingly, conditions were very tricky, with slippery paths and mud, and Julie did well to finish 123rd overall in 46.05.
Despite the weather Steve Forsyth managed to complete a “double” over the weekend.
On Saturday he finished third and won the M40 class in the Wolverhampton Parkrun in 16.53 and the following day he won the Oulton 10k in Cheshire in 35.39.
In the same race his colleague and clubmate Will Williams had his best result yet, finishing third overall in 43.04, continuing his remarkable progress since his first race for the club in October last year.
Volunteers are still being sought to help at the British Masters’ cross-country championships at Rhug, Corwen, on March 14, which the club is hosting on behalf of Welsh Masters.
With the closing date of March 1 entries are now coming in thick and fast, with some of the big names taking part including former Olympic marathoner Jeff Norman, who recently turned 75, ex-Commonwealth Games athlete Nigel Gates, who holds the over-65s’ British Parkrun record of 18.18, former Eryri Harrier Colin Donnelly (now Cambuslang), who has won the British fell-racing title three times, and Angela Copson, 72, who didn’t start running until she was 59 but has since set 10 world records.
Leading the North Wales chase for medals will be M75 Emyr Davies (Hebog), who won silver at the British and Irish Masters’ international in Swansea in 2018.