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Husband and wife Matty and Amie Smith (pictured) took on a new challenge at the weekend when they ran the Brussels 20k, which has attracted thousands of competitors each year since 1980.
Like the London Marathon, the race has captured the hearts of the local people, who line the entire route.
Amie, now a first-claim member of the Cheshire Dragons club and second-claim for Prestatyn Running Club, was delighted with her finishing time of 1-15.48, while Matty, PRC men’s captain, was also pleased with his 1-50.18 considering he is still working his way back to fitness.
Meanwhile the Martin Cortvriend success trail just goes on and on.
Last week the Prestatyn Running Club supervet won the M70 class in the Wirral Seaside 5k, and his time of 20.44 took him up to fifth place in the UK rankings.
In the same race Alan Jones came 157th overall in 27.43.
Four days later Martin was on his travels yet again, and set a new M70 record of 21.30 in the Roberts Park Parkrun in Saltaire, Yorkshire.
Four other club members also set new pbs in the weekend’s Parkruns, including Steve Stocker who had an outstanding run in the Nova event.
Results:- Nova: 5 Steve Stocker 19.22 (pb), 10 Darren Thompson 21.55, 26 Gareth Hughes 25.36 (pb, new M75 record), 37 Graham Shone 27.13. Greenfield Valley: 10 Helen Ashworth 25.12 (pb, 1st lady), 33 Julie Evans 35.01 Wepre: 30 Ann-Claire Jones 27.42, 45 Helen Alefounder 30.57 (pb). Ruthin: 20 Steve Weedman 21.28, 127 Debbie Weedman 29.04.
Last week three of the club’s mountain-running ladies made the long trip to Rhyd Ddu for the latest race in the Tuesday Night Series of fell-races, a straight up-and-down the steep face of Y Garn.
Liz Martin, who has improved with every race, led the trio home in 65th place with a time of 50.38, and was followed by Ann-Claire Jones (67th in 65.44) and Helen Alefounder (68th in 65.54).