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Running 50 miles is tough enough in perfect conditions but doing it in sleet, rain and wind, and much of it through mud, takes considerably more effort.
Which makes the achievement of Prestatyn Running Club members Andy Clark and Kat Prestwich all the more commendable, for they completed the Chester Ultra event in 13 hours 48 minutes.
The pair joined the club only a couple of years ago and have made a massive improvement in that time.
Their weekend effort took them through Delamere Forest, along sections of the Sandstone Trail and North Cheshire Way and along the Dee.
“It was very challenging, to say the least, and we are now proud to call ourselves ultra runners,” they said.
During a break in the weather the weekend’s Parkruns attracted good numbers, with 22 members of Prestatyn Running Club in action.
Seven of them travelled to Delamere Forest in support of the Feel, Find, Mind campaign against breast cancer, with recent recruit Ann-Claire Jones having a particularly good run.
Results: 96 Ann-Claire Jones 26.17, 162 Julia Evans 29.32, 246 Emma Birchall 32.53, 257 Debbie Jones 33.21, 283 Nem James 35.07, 310 Suzanne Evans 37.06, 315 Julie Evans 37.37.
At the Nova Parkrun Steve Skates chalked up another win in 18.49. He was followed by: 9 Steve Haimes 20.57, 11 Rob Alexander 22.28, 19 Helen Ashworth 24.04, 41 Liz Martin 26.45, 54 Martin Gill 28.08, 55 Mike Davis 28.12 (pb), 67 Stuart Quayle 3012, 68 Debbie Weedman 30.14, 83 Roger Harrison-Jones 31.26 (pb), 84 Lesley Furneaux 31.27, 100 Karl Martin 33.20, 109 Linda Friar 34.51, 114 Linda McKeown 37.03.
Helen Alefounder was the club’s sole representative at the Conwy Parkrun, and she finished120th overall in 27.40.