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A fairytale came true for Prestatyn Running Club’s Sue Hughes when she collected gold at the North Wales trail-running championships.
The champs were incorporated in the seven-mile Fairy Freckled Cow race around the Alwen Reservoir and Sue (formerly Rogers) won the L60 class.
Results: 56 Steve Brown 59.01, 57 Helen Ashworth 59.15, 72 Jo Lewis 64.08, 80 Sue Hughes 69.59, 86 Helen Baxandall 73.22, 89 Emma Birchall 80.56, 90 Clare Manley 81.06, 93 Caroline Jones 84.50.
Conditions were ideal for the third of the four-race series of 5ks on Rhyl’s Marsh Tracks and PRC’s Steve Forsyth, in a rich vein of form at present, took full advantage.
He led from the start and finished strongly in 15.54, a pb for the series. Another to come storming through over the final lap was Canyon Wilson, who had not competed in the series before. He finished third in 16.18.
Behind him were: 5 Alex Ryder 16.52, 10 Will Williams 18.58, 11 Owen Evans 20.24 and 17 Roger Harrison-Jones 30.49.
In a good quality women’s race won comfortably in 17.31 by Carol Parsons (Cheshire Dragons), winner of the first race, Sian Beck was eighth in 21.53.
Suzanne and Julie Evans travelled a little further for their competition, joining a large field for the London Landmarks half-marathon. Julie finished in 2-58.37 and Suzanne in 3-05.52.
Some other of the club’s ladies took part in Sunday’s North Wales Half-Marathon from Conwy but those results were not available at the time of going to press.
Bill Scriven, on his holidays in the New Forest, was joined by younger members of his family in the Lymington Parkrun, finishing 149th in 28.44.
Results from last week’s Helena Tipping 10k in Wrexham: 26 Steve Forsyth 34.09, 28 Dean Longley 34.24, 122 Will Williams 40.52, 185 James Rogers 43.14, 213 Darren Thompson 44.30, 229 Sian Beck 46.43, 323 Matty Smith 52.04, 391 Cara Jones 55.20, 399 Helen Alefounder 56.06, 558 Roger Harrison-Jones 65.54, 574 Stuart Quayle 78.41.
The club’s best wishes go to members Matty Smith and Amie Bagnall who were married at the Oriel Hotel, St Asaph, on Friday.