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Gareth’s press report
Prestatyn Running Club’s Dean Longley found himself in a position which Lewis Hamilton has never faced on Sunday – but proved equally dominant.
Dean and his nephew Jordan Mainwaring arrived at the Oulton Park half-marathon with minutes to spare and so lined up at the back of the field.
They worked their way through but it was not until they got back to the car that Dean learned that, based on chip timing, he had won the race in a superb 75.54.
Jordan, in training for the Chester Marathon, finished 12th overall in a pb of 85.43, and Dean’s sister Helena Shoob made it a triple celebration in the 10k race, coming home in 53.12 to take second in the L40 class.
Four of the club’s ladies completed the scenic but testing North Wales half-marathon last week. The course starts and finishes on the beach at Conwy and includes a climb up the Sychnant Pass.
Ann Claire Jones was 71st in 2-11.06, followed by Cara Jones (78th in 2-14.45), Helen Alefounder (83rd in 2-17.04) and Julia Evans (125th in 2-38.01).
In the opening fixture of the Deestriders’ Off-Road Grand Prix only three Prestatyn members turned out but in last week’s second race there was a much larger contingent, with Canyon Wilson having another fine run to finish second.
Results: 2 Canyon Wilson 24.07, 12 Luke Bodman 29.16, 19 Darren Thompson 31.25, 20 Jenna Bagnall 31.35, 23 Steve Brown 34.32, 26 Ali Reid 35.31, 31 Leon Bagnall 36.23, 42 Debbie Jones 41.43, 46 Steve Hatfield 44.39, 47 Linda Friar 45.26, 48 Suzanne Evans 52.48, 49 Julie Evans 53.29.
Less than 48 hours later Steve Hatfield ran in the Cleethorpes Parkrun, coming 157th in 32.00, while Sian Beck set a course pb of 24.36 in the Chester Parkrun.